150 episodes

A podcast about what we work on, not what it feels like to be a woman in tech.
Hosted by Edaena Salinas, Software Engineer at Microsoft.
Website: wit.fm

The Women in Tech Show: A Technical Podcast Edaena Salinas

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A podcast about what we work on, not what it feels like to be a woman in tech.
Hosted by Edaena Salinas, Software Engineer at Microsoft.
Website: wit.fm

    Abie Award Series: Health Tech with Nimmi Ramanujam

    Abie Award Series: Health Tech with Nimmi Ramanujam

    Nimmi Ramanujam is developing technology to improve women’s health and well-being. While in graduate school, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Her experience with this diagnosis led her to develop a portable cervical cancer screening device. Nimmi explained how the device works and the process of designing it. We also talked about existing structural, emotional and cultural barriers present in women’s healthcare.

    Design with Heather Winkle

    Design with Heather Winkle

    Design is a fundamental component for building technology. Heather Winkle, started her career in design in tech in the 90s. We talked about the panorama of the tech industry when she was first starting out and about some of the areas that she worked on. We also talked about leadership roles in design, designing financial products and the impact of design in an organization. Heather is Head of Design at Capital One.

    AnitaB.org with Kety Esquivel

    AnitaB.org with Kety Esquivel

    Since 1994 hundreds and now thousands of women in technology gather for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Just this last year, 2019 it attracted 25,000 attendees from all over the world. The Grace Hopper Celebration, also known as GHC is organized by AnitaB.org, a global non-profit helping women in tech succeed. Kety Esquivel Vice President Head of Marketing and Communications at AnitaB.org explained the different goals they have to help reach gender equity in the tech industry. Kety also talked about AnitaB.org’s mission, GHC, and other programs that they organize throughout the year.

    Abie Award Series: Space Propulsion with Natalya Bailey

    Abie Award Series: Space Propulsion with Natalya Bailey

    Space exploration allows us to understand our place in the universe. Natalya Bailey, CEO and Founder at Accion Systems, is on a mission to accelerate the exploration of space. We talked about satellite propulsion and advancements to make it more accessible. Natalya explained the different types of propulsion technologies: chemical propulsion and electric propulsion. We also talked about the process of developing a hardware product for space.

    Data Protection with Ana-Maria Calin

    Data Protection with Ana-Maria Calin

    Data protection is a fundamental component in software systems across different domains. Ana-Maria Calin, Systems Engineer at Paybase explained what data protection is and the role of a Data Protection Officer. We talked about compliance and the General Data Protection Regulation, also known as GDPR. Ana also talked about Financial Technology and the challenges in this area.

    Centering Indigenous Women in Tech with Robin Máxkii

    Centering Indigenous Women in Tech with Robin Máxkii

    As technology continues to be an important driving force in many industries, we still see a lack of representation from various minority groups. Having diverse teams building technologies that impact all of us is important to account for different perspectives or things that we otherwise wouldn’t have thought of. Robin Máxkii, a Native American technology activist and software engineer, talked about growing up in an Indian Reservation in the United States and her path to a career in technology. We also talked about her work running the first national Native American collegiate hackathon. Robin also explained different ways in which companies can be more inclusive.

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Enlightening

Nice to know there are many women working on groundbreaking areas in computer science! Only downside side is the file sizes of the podcast episodes are really big (eg 250MB) even though they are only half an hour long

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