16 episodes

Conversations with mothers in tech.

Motherboar‪d‬ Kathryn Rotondo

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Conversations with mothers in tech.

    Episode 16: Elise Wei

    Episode 16: Elise Wei

    Elise Wei is an Elise is an Engineering Director at Monetate with an 18-month-old daughter.


    We talked about her path from fine art photography to tech, being the first female engineer at her company, being promoted to director while on maternity leave, and exercising her company's take-it-when-you-need-it vacation and flexible remote work policies after her official maternity leave ended.



    @not_pele on Twitter
    What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother
    Women in Software Engineering Self-Reported Statistics
    Managing Humans book
    Girl Develop It...
     
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    Episode 15: Jenni Snyder

    Episode 15: Jenni Snyder

    Jenni Snyder is a MySQL DBA at Yelp, with a 15-month-old daughter.


    We talked about her experience starting a moms group at work, helping the company to improve reboarding moms after leave, including the importance of having managers and HR practice conversations, asking for and iterating based on employee feedback, and her findings on setting up the ideal mothers' room.


    @jcsuperstar on Twitter


    Podcasts: The Broad Experience, Planet Money, Freakonomics, This American Life, The Moth, Reply All


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    Episode 14: Prasanna Krishnan

    Episode 14: Prasanna Krishnan

    Prasanna Krishnan is CEO and co-founder of SmartyPal, with a 4-year-old son & expecting her second child.


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    @smartypalapps on Twitter
    SmartyPal on Facebook

     
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    Episode 13: Camille Fournier

    Episode 13: Camille Fournier

    Camille Fournier is CTO at Rent the Runway with a toddler son.


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    Elided Branches
    @skamille on Twitter
    Rent the Runway



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    Episode 12: Anil Dash

    Episode 12: Anil Dash

    Anil Dash is co-founder and CEO of ThinkUp and has a 3.5-year-old son.


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    @anildash on Twitter
    ThinkUp
    The Good Web Bundle



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    Episode 11: Rebecca Murphey

    Episode 11: Rebecca Murphey

    Rebecca Murphey is a staff software engineer at Bazaarvoice and has an 16-month-old son.


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    @rmurphey on Twitter



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Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

lilliealbert ,

great insights into being a parent in tech

I’m not a mom, but I plan to be one at some point, and I’m also a programmer. The breadth of experiences that I’ve learned about on Motherboard have been really helpful! Kathryn is a great, upbeat interviewer — even when discussing some of the crappier experiences that moms have had, they don’t get mired in the bad stuff. Totally recommended to anyone working in tech and thinking of becoming a parent … or is a parent already :D

mrsngo ,

neat podcast!

This is such a neat podcast! I enjoy hearing the stories of other women in tech who've transitioned into a being a "mom in tech". I think the lessons learned, ideas and experiences apply to any women who are working in a male-dominated field.

-jsnyder- ,

great resource for moms or moms-to-be at startups or in STEM

I wish I had found this podcast sooner! As a new mom working in engineering at a startup, I know that we’re usually the *only* moms working at a startup :)

I’m really enjoying these interviews of women who have gone through the same process, frequently trailblazing as the first women in their organizations to be pregnant and come back from leave. I think this is a wonderful resource, and look forward to future seasons!

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