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The Women Who Code Podcast

Women Who Code’s mission is to empower diverse women to excel in technology careers. In this podcast, we talk with technology leaders from around the world about their journeys in the industry, their love of technology, trending innovations, the future of work, and ways that we can improve diversity, equality, and inclusion.

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Conversations #103 WWCode Conversation with Nitya Narasimhan, Senior AI Advocate at Microsoft Azure
Nitya is a PhD, Parent and Polyglot with 25+ years of software research and development experience spanning mobile, web, cloud and AI. She is currently a member of the AI Advocacy team at Microsoft, helping developers build the next generation of AI-driven experiences responsibly, with AI on Azure.
46:22 4/15/24
Talks Tech #62: From Medical Laboratory to Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Executive
Dive into a WWCode Talks Tech episode with Dr. Heather Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Cache DNA. Discover the vital link between clinical genetics and coding as Dr. Williams shares insights into her career journey and the transformative impact of computational skills in healthcare. Explore the complexities of genomic analysis and gain practical resources for integrating coding into clinical genetics. 
15:21 4/9/24
Conversations #102: Jackie Brosamer, Head of Data and Machine Learning Platform Engineering at Block
Lianna Novitz, a Director for Women Who Code East Bay, interviews Jackie Brosamer, Head of Data and Machine Learning Platform Engineering at Block. They discuss Jackie’s start in physics, her path to her current position, and how owning a small horse farm brings her balance.
26:19 4/1/24
Conversations #101: Rosie Bu, Senior IT Director, Digital Technology Delivery at Walgreens
Vui Nguyen, Women Who Code Leadership Fellow for the WWCode Mobile Technical Track Community, sits with Rosie Bu, Sr. IT Director, Digital Technology Delivery at Walgreens. They discuss Rosie’s career journey, challenges, Walgreens work, and company culture.
23:00 3/11/24
Conversations #100: Inspiring Inclusion and Celebrating International Women’s Day with Julie Elberfeld and Joey Rosenberg
Happy International Women's Day!  Joey Rosenberg, President of Product and Communications at Women Who Code, speaks with Julie Elberfeld, the new CEO of WWCode. For this special 100th episode, they celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day by fostering dialogue about inclusion in tech and the vital importance of investing in women. They discuss Julie’s career journey, which has led her to her current role, and her visions for the future of Women Who Code.   Empower women in tech with a donation in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month! Donate Today → www.womenwhocode.com/inspireinclusion
35:51 3/8/24
Talks Tech #60: The Most Talked-About Tech Disruptor of 2024: Artificial Intelligence
Naomi Freeman, Advisor to the Board and Chair of the Strategy and Technology Committee to the Board at Women Who Code, sits down with Colette Stallbaumer, General Manager of Microsoft 365 and Future of Work Market at Microsoft, for their discussion, “The Most Talked-About Tech Disruptor of 2024: Artificial Intelligence.” They talk about Colette’s childhood on the farm, her career journey at Microsoft and as a business owner, and AI.
41:14 3/8/24
Career Nav #84: Empathy as a Feature, Not a Bug
Natalie Kaminski, Founder and CEO at JetRockets, shares her transition from a strongman leadership approach to an empathic one. She talks about the benefits of empathy and shares moving the entire company, including employees, in order to support her values.
19:15 2/26/24
Talks Tech #59: Flutter, Mobile, and a Job Relocation From Kenya to Germany
Kimberly Jacobs, communications specialist, sits down with Maureen Josephine, Flutter Engineer at Monta. They discuss Flutter, Mobile, and Job Relocation From Kenya to Germany.
44:26 2/21/24
Career Nav #83: Breaking the Glass Ceiling as a Latina First Gen in Tech/Web3
Grecia Castaldi, Director of Community at Women Who Code, sits down with Martha Aviles, CMO at Aventus. Martha shares her exposure to tech, how it was always the path for her, her challenges as a Latina woman, and her advice to others on overcoming those challenges.
21:23 2/15/24
Talks Tech #56: The Value of Risk Management to Companies
Lily Yeoh, Founder & CEO at C1Risk, sits down with Women Who Code to discuss The Value of Risk Management to Companies. She shares how she was the first in her family to go to college, her transition from biology to tech, and what inspired her to start her own company. Connect with Lily on Linkedin! 
44:15 2/7/24
Conversations #99: Panel Discussion: Leaders in Biotech and Engineering
Women Who Code sits down with Alyss Weissglass, Software Engineer at Benchling, Maritza Diaz, Chief Executive Officer at ITJuana, and Dana Caulder, Executive Director of Research Informatics & Software Engineering at Genentech, for a panel discussion, “Leaders in Biotech and Engineering.” They talk about their individual paths into Biotech, their challenges as women in tech, and how men can be better allies. Subscribe to WWCode on Youtube to watch and listen! 
55:54 2/6/24
Career Nav #82: From Coder to Leader in the Tech World
Join Zamzam Farzamipooya, tech lead at VO Technologies, as she explores her journey From Coder to Leader in the Tech World. Discover insights on team support, personal growth, and navigating leadership challenges.   Connect with Zamzam on Linkedin!
25:08 1/30/24
Career Nav #81: Pharma Consulting To Software Engineering: Breaking Barriers As A Brown Girl In Tech
Penny Gawera, an Embedded Software Engineer, shares her inspiring journey through a career switch into tech. Explore her experiences, challenges, and insights for women in tech. Discover the story of Penny Gawera's path to success.   Connect with Penny on Linkedin!
24:22 1/30/24
Career Nav #80: Navigating the Tech Industry as a First-Generation Graduate
Chelsea Rodriguez shares her talk, “Navigating the Tech Industry as a First Generation Graduate.” She discusses her challenges through school and starting her career in the tech industry. She gives tips on preparing yourself for the unexpected when you don’t have guidance from previous generations. Chelsea Rodriguez https://www.linkedin.com/in/chelseacrod/ https://www.instagram.com/techandchelsea/
22:09 1/16/24
Talks Tech #55 - Natalie Gil - Generative AI and Its Applications
Natalie Gil, CEO and Co-Founder at Darshana Inc., shares her talk, “Generative AI and Its Applications.” She discusses what an amazing time it is to build in generative AI, the ability to retrain older models, and the future of work with AI, as well as the role of bias in data models and the importance of combatting it at every level. Episode: www.womenwhocode.com/blog/talks-tech-55-natalie-gil-generative-ai-and-its-applications/ Video: https://youtu.be/-TcoMs_lT2g Guest: Natalie Gil, CEO and Co-Founder at Darshana Inc. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ratalie Instagram: www.instagram.com/ratalieg  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliegil/ Producer: JL Lewitin, Senior Producer, Women Who Code
22:09 1/10/24
Career Nav #79: You Can Be a Mentor: How and Why
Sumayyah Ahmed, Technical Lead at Square, shares her talk, “You Can Be a Mentor: How and Why.” She discusses how you can mentor on an individual, company, and industry level. She also shares the value of peer mentoring.
33:21 1/8/24
WWCode Conversations: Arlan Hamilton, Founder, Managing Partner - Backstage Capital
Natalia Daies, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at Women Who Code, sits down with Arlan Hamilton, Founder at Backstage Capital and HireRunner.co., Author of “It’s About Damn Time” and “Your First Million: Why You Don’t Have To Be Born Into A Legacy of Wealth to Leave One Behind” and Podcast host. They discuss Arlan’s time as a music tour manager, her work empowering maginalized founders, and the importance of words and how shifting mindsets can change your path.
23:40 1/5/24
Conversations #98: Thriving Where You Are - Embracing Staying Power and Preparing For What’s Next
Natalia Daies, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at Women Who Code, shares her talk, “Staying Power.” She discusses thriving where you are, embracing staying power, and preparing for what's next. She also talks about the challenges women often face in the tech industry, whether the lack of representation, gender bias, or limited growth opportunities, and how understanding these obstacles can create a more inclusive tech landscape.  Episode: https://www.womenwhocode.com/blog/conversations-98-equal-pay-and-staying-power Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skRxaQOCyss&t=8s
06:28 1/3/24
Career Nav #78: Handling Rejection and Landing Your First Job
Anna-Shur Wilson, Program Manager for Career Navigation at Women Who Code, sits down with Emily Doswell, Software Engineer working onsite with an Investment Bank via Wiley Edge. They discuss landing your first job and handling some of the rejection that goes along with it, Emily’s experience in bootcamps and training, and her transition from hospitality to tech.
33:21 1/1/24
Conversations #97: Women Who Code 2023 Memorable Moments
In this episode, Women Who Code leaders from every facet of our work will be talking about some of the special moments that have helped define the last year while celebrating our mission and our community.
17:43 12/27/23
Career Nav #77: Rags to Riches: Inspiring Tales of Triumph and Resilience
Nyamekye Wilson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Sisters in STEM, shares her talk, “Rags to Riches, Inspiring Tales of Triumph and Resilience.” She discusses how her story leads to tangible, actionable steps for you, your community, and all of us as a global society. She discusses her journey, life, roots, family, and culture. Nyamekye Wilson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Sisters in STEM https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianawilson3/ https://www.facebook.com/diana.wilson.1238  https://www.instagram.com/nyamekyenti96/ https://twitter.com/NyamekyeWi91950905 https://black-sis.notion.site/About-Founder-CEO-7c2d88793a2d47c8ae715ec924b5c9be
28:01 12/26/23
Talks Tech #54: How Data Analysts Can Employ Generative AI
Lindsey Robertson, Women Who Code Leadership Fellow for the data science track, sits down with Caroline Sherman, VP of Product Management, in Tableau's AI and machine learning space. They discuss how data analysts hold the power to employ generative AI across every facet of organizations and shift data from a business resource to a business essential. Caroline also shares some insights on how her company drives cutting-edge solutions that enable data analysts to do their jobs better.
22:02 12/20/23
Career Nav #76: My Unique Path to Data Science
Shannon Stewart, Principal Research Scientist at Altana AI, shares her talk, “My Unique Path into Data Science.” She discusses her path from Molecular Biology and Chemical Senses to Data Science, how she ended up in Taiwan and Holland, and all the steps in between that have shaped her career journey. Video: https://youtu.be/2QhnPsQ4bVI Shannon Stewart, Principal Research Scientist, Altana AI https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-stewart-ph-d-17a226b https://www.instagram.com/oh_well_okay 
17:08 12/18/23
Conversations #96: How Leading a Community Creates Opportunity
Anjali Menon, Technical Account Manager at Datadog and Legacy Leadership Fellow at Women Who Code, sits down with Hope Oluwalolope, Software Engineer II at Microsoft and WWCode Lagos Director, Shwetha Lakshman, R&D Manager at VMware and Women Who Code Advisory Board Member, and Michie Ang, Founder of Michie Dev and Women Who Code Manila Director. They discuss how to leverage community leadership opportunities, why tech professionals should get involved in a tech community, the opportunities that open when you get involved, mentorship experiences, and how you can collaborate and get involved in Women Who Code communities.  Episode: https://www.womenwhocode.com/blog/conversations-96-how-leading-a-community-creates-opportunity Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYtv-RBbDMI
45:46 12/13/23
Career Nav #75: Sales Engineering in STEM Careers
Molly Devine, Development Events and Grant Manager with Women Who Code, sits down for a talk with Yvette Edwards, Vice President of Public Sector Solution Engineering at VMware. They discuss Yvette’s passion for her current customer base, resume tips, and the importance of researching a company before an interview.
37:39 12/12/23
Conversations #95: Carrie Sumlin, Ally Deposits Online and Mobile Executive
Sandy Welfare, Chief Development Officer at Women Who Code, sits down with Carrie Sumlin, Ally Deposits Online and Mobile Executive at Ally Financial. They discuss Ally’s company culture and their commitment to diversity and inclusion. They also talk about Ally's support for Carrie in her leadership journey.
32:59 12/6/23
Career Nav #74: Leveraging Your Communities Power to Grow Your Career
Madona S Wambua, founder and chief technology officer at Jibu Labs, shares her talk, “Leveraging Your Communities' Power to Grow Your Career.” She discusses her love of building, overcoming imposter syndrome, and how community involvement grew her confidence and provided many opportunities throughout her career.
23:18 12/5/23
Talks Tech #52: An Exciting Blend of Technology and Food
Stephanie Rideout, Digital Community Specialist at Women Who Code, sits down with Kristen Enright, Head of Innovation and Products at Foodberry. They discuss how a picture of cheese led Kristen into food technology, astronaut food, and other innovative snacks. Video: https://youtu.be/goGY7o0B3kc Guest: Kristen Enright, Head of Innovation and Products at Foodberry Host: Stephanie Rideout, Digital Community Specialist at Women Who Code
16:32 11/29/23
Career Nav #73: Empowering Diverse Women to Thrive in Tech, Leadership, and Advocacy
Natalia Daies, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at Women Who Code, sits down with Sue Ann Hong, President and CEO, of The Center for Asian Pacific American Women. They discuss mentors versus sponsors and how sponsorship has accelerated Sue’s career path. Sue also shares how important consistency in behaviors is for the success of a company’s DEI efforts. Episode: https://www.womenwhocode.com/blog/career-nav-73-empowering-diverse-women-to-thrive-in-tech-leadership-and-advocacy/ Video: https://youtu.be/EoQdYB1Wxys Host: Natalia Daies, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at Women Who Code https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalia-daies-8b2260165/ Guest: Sue Ann Hong, President and CEO, of The Center for Asian Pacific American Women https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-ann-hong-8373a714/ https://capaw.org/our-leaders/ https://asiasociety.org/asian-women-empowered/sue-ann-hong Producer: Joseph Lewitin, Senior Producer, Women Who Code
41:49 11/27/23
Conversations #94: Craigslist Founder Discusses Importance of Women in Cybersecurity
Joey Rosenberg, President of Product and Communications at Women Who Code, sits down with Craig Newmark, Philanthropist and Founder of Craigslist. They discuss his work to protect the country and help people build networks for better cybersecurity, defending against disinformation warfare, fighting online harassment, supporting ethical and trustworthy journalism, particularly in underserved communities, supporting veterans and military families, supporting organizations advancing women in tech, like Women Who Code, and supporting pigeon protection.
20:14 11/22/23

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