21 episodes

Women in Tech Twin Cities is a podcast that explores inclusion and intersectionality in the Twin Cities tech scene through shared experiences and a passion for technology.

WiT Twin Cities's Podcast Jessica Meyer & Anna Bliss

    • Technology

Women in Tech Twin Cities is a podcast that explores inclusion and intersectionality in the Twin Cities tech scene through shared experiences and a passion for technology.

    WiT Twin Cities: The Other Squirrel Episode with Amber Goodrich, Partner at Purple Squirrel Staffing

    WiT Twin Cities: The Other Squirrel Episode with Amber Goodrich, Partner at Purple Squirrel Staffing

    We have all, I’m sure, heard about the mythical purple squirrel of hiring - that person who has the right qualities, skill sets, and compensation needs to fit your team. We all have the potential to be someone’s purple squirrel - and knowing that, we should also be looking for the purple squirrelness of the company that wants to hire us.

    • 38 min
    WiT Twin Cities: The Squirrel Episode with Andrea Casselton

    WiT Twin Cities: The Squirrel Episode with Andrea Casselton

    Andrea Casselton describes herself as having the attention span of a squirrel. This may be true, but she is a squirrel who is interested in the human side of technology, the people using the tech, and, being a middle child, making sure that everyone gets along with each other and the technology. We talk about how martial arts taught her about feeling underestimated and how to claim space.

    • 46 min
    WiT Twin Cities: The Origin Myth of the Brogrammer

    WiT Twin Cities: The Origin Myth of the Brogrammer

    This is an Anna and Jessica-only episode with two articles that talk about the origins of the “born for it” mythos of men and computing as our starting point (“Women built the tech industry. Then they were pushed out.” by Emma Goldberg, and “Born for it” by Birgitta Bockeler). We take aim at stock photography that seems to never give women leaders sensible shoes, belief in aptitude vs. learned skills, and reliance on biased data sets.

    • 24 min
    WiT Twin Cities: Do It, You’ll Never Be “Ready” - Or So Says Elyse Ash

    WiT Twin Cities: Do It, You’ll Never Be “Ready” - Or So Says Elyse Ash

    Infertility. We don’t like to talk about it. If you are going through it, finding someone who understands can be hard. Elyse Ash knows. And she doesn’t want you to feel alone, so along with her husband, she created Fruitful Fertility (https://www.fruitfulfertility.org/). Pairing her background in advertising and marketing with her husband’s skills as a developer allowed them to create a service they wished they had.

    • 38 min
    WiT Twin Cities: Speaking and Stepping Up with Kaleena McHugo

    WiT Twin Cities: Speaking and Stepping Up with Kaleena McHugo

    Kaleena is a connection we made at a local event - but it was her co-workers who told her about us. Her experience as the only woman in her class of 30 taking C++ in high school is one of the threads that she has woven together as part of her career tapestry that encompasses stepping up and telling her boss that there was work to do regarding employee inclusion. And that all of this inclusion and equity work isn’t just for big companies, it’s for small companies, mid-size companies, and everyday life.

    • 27 min
    WiT Twin Cities: Why Women’s Groups Matter with Kim Eng Ky and Diana De Soysa

    WiT Twin Cities: Why Women’s Groups Matter with Kim Eng Ky and Diana De Soysa

    Kim and Diana are a powerhouse duo that co-chair the MinneAnalytics MinneWiADS conference on May 15th, 2020 (https://minneanalytics.org/minnewiads/). They come to careers in data science and analytics in Minnesota from across the globe - Kim from Cambodia, Diana from Sri Lanka. Our conversation with them takes us through their journeys, and why they are passionate about creating communities by and for women, to support women, and to raise up their voices.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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Looking forward to Ep. 1!

Sound quality is great. Interesting and impressive professional backgrounds from the hosts. Excited to hear a Data Science podcast from Women In Tech!

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