Women in Tech: Confidently Breaking Into the Industry
Round out Women’s History Month this March with our final hour-long panel; Women in Tech: Confidently Breaking Into the Industry.
Hosted by CareerFoundry’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer MK Kirgin—she was joined by fellow femme powerhouses: Project Coordinator Elizabeth Amaya, Software Engineer Mariel Nilo, and Digital Marketing Strategist Maureen Thorne.
Watch this recording as these leading ladies explore the unique challenges that women encounter in the tech industry, from bias and discrimination to balancing work and personal life.
They also discussed the superpowers that women bring to the table, such as empathy, collaboration, and creativity, and how these skills can help drive innovation in tech.
This is a must-watch recording for anyone interested in the tech industry, whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience under your belt.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at CareerFoundry
MK Kirigin is the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at CareerFoundry. A proud Latina from Bolivia who studied education policy at Harvard, she’s been dedicated to DEI in education for over 8 years, as a university admission officer, public school teacher, and curriculum designer. MK is passionate about democratizing knowledge, creating inclusive communities, and making tech careers accessible to all.
Project Coordinator at Tech Fleet
Elizabeth Amaya is a project coordinator with a background in banking. She has 6 years experience problem solving and empathizing with clients, as well as 1 year of project management experience where she is able to identify stakeholder pain points and requirements in order to bring actionable solutions that work for their business goals.
Software Engineer at Wizeline
Mariel is a Senior Technology Program Manager for Continuous Improvement at Wizeline and has over 8 years of experience in Project, Delivery, and Engineering Management. Currently, she is focused on enabling the development of our technology programs to improve the services that we provide to Wizeline customers.
President and CEO at Alter Digital Marketing Inc.
Maureen Thorne is a dynamic, seasoned marketing consultant with more than 20 years of experience including in-depth digital marketing expertise. She is an analytical mastermind, detail queen, and project manager extraordinaire. Maureen leads an integrity-first digital marketing agency, Alter Digital Marketing Inc.