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Conversations with mothers in tech.

Episodes

  • Episode 16: Elise Wei

    Episode 16: Elise Wei

    31/08/2015 Duration: 43min

    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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 15: Jenni Snyder

    Episode 15: Jenni Snyder

    26/08/2015 Duration: 01h05min

    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 Audiobook:

  • Episode 14: Prasanna Krishnan

    Episode 14: Prasanna Krishnan

    11/02/2015 Duration: 52min

    Prasanna Krishnan is CEO and co-founder of SmartyPal, with a 4-year-old son & expecting her second child. Notes SmartyPal @smartypalapps on Twitter SmartyPal on Facebook  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 13: Camille Fournier

    Episode 13: Camille Fournier

    14/01/2015 Duration: 45min

    Camille Fournier is CTO at Rent the Runway with a toddler son. Notes Elided Branches @skamille on Twitter Rent the Runway Sponsor GitHub  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 12: Anil Dash

    Episode 12: Anil Dash

    05/01/2015 Duration: 54min

    Anil Dash is co-founder and CEO of ThinkUp and has a 3.5-year-old son. Notes Anil Dash @anildash on Twitter ThinkUp The Good Web Bundle Sponsor GitHub  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 11: Rebecca Murphey

    Episode 11: Rebecca Murphey

    18/12/2014 Duration: 54min

    Rebecca Murphey is a staff software engineer at Bazaarvoice and has an 16-month-old son. Notes Rebecca Murphey @rmurphey on Twitter Sponsor GitHub  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 10: Sara Pyle

    Episode 10: Sara Pyle

    05/12/2014 Duration: 47min

    Sara Pyle is a Supportocat at Github with a 15-month-old daughter. We talked about the perils of going back to work too early and how her leave plan pivoted, her strategies for working remotely when baby is in the next room, and the status of soft skills or identifying as a woman in tech when you're not an engineer. Notes sarapyle1 on Twitter Sponsor GitHub  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 9: Kelly Shearon

    Episode 9: Kelly Shearon

    20/11/2014 Duration: 46min

    Kelly Shearon is Director of Marketing at Github, and a single parent to her 4.5-year-old son. We talked about her former heavy travel schedule that required going through TSA with breastmilk, and about learning not to measure yourself against unattainable standards. Notes Kelly Shearon kcshearon on Twitter Sponsor GitHub  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 8: Rise Riyo

    Episode 8: Rise Riyo

    12/11/2014 Duration: 50min

    Rise Riyo is a full stack developer with a seven-year-old daughter. We talked about studying digital animation during its early days, going back to work when you’re not well yet and helping colleagues and bosses understand a disability. Notes Rise Riyo riseriyo on Twitter Molecular Flipbook Janet Iwasa’s TED Talk Sponsor GitHub  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 7: Jen Myers

    Episode 7: Jen Myers

    05/11/2014 Duration: 48min

    Jen Myers is founder of the High Visibility Project and Code and Cupcakes. She has an eight-year-old daughter. Notes Jen Myers antiheroine on Twitter High Visibility Project Code and Cupcakes Sponsor GitHub  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 6: Gretchen

    Episode 6: Gretchen

    18/06/2014 Duration: 37min

    Gretchen* is an Independent Consultant with two kids: a six-year-old and a thirteen-year-old. We talked about her journey from engineering to sales, how older kids require attention that can’t be outsourced, and about focusing on the trade-offs that you’re happy to make. Sponsor Heroku  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 5: Andrea

    Episode 5: Andrea

    11/06/2014 Duration: 53min

    Andrea is a Quality Assurance Manager with two kids, aged 11 and 13. We talked about setting up a nursing room in an office that didn’t have one, setting screen time limits with her pre-teens, and asking for what you need. Notes La Leche League Sponsor Heroku  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 4: Doreen Fasen

    Episode 4: Doreen Fasen

    04/06/2014 Duration: 40min

    Doreen Fasen is Lead Program Manager on the Outlook Calendar Team at Microsoft and has two school-aged kids. We talked about how helping companies see the benefits of flexibility, blogging about managing family schedules, and her approach to taking on more challenging roles. Notes Organizing Dreen @dreen317 on twitter Sponsor Heroku  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 3: Shirley Gaw

    Episode 3: Shirley Gaw

    28/05/2014 Duration: 49min

    Shirley Gaw works on the YouTube team at Google and has a 2.5-year-old daughter. We talked about mentorship and majoring in computer science, the stresses of an international move during her pregnancy, and maternity benefits including on-site prenatal massage. Notes Google Jobs Sponsor Heroku  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 2: Jean Hsu

    Episode 2: Jean Hsu

    21/05/2014 Duration: 47min

    Jean Hsu is an Engineer at Medium and mother of a baby daughter. We talked about breaking the pregnancy news to her boss (Twitter co-founder Ev Williams), being the first to use maternity leave and how much the company changed while she was out, and her strategies for parenting equally. Notes @jean on medium @jyhsu on twitter Baby Bumps and Beyond the Bump on reddit Baby Connect android/iphone app Sponsor Heroku  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Episode 1: Máirín Duffy

    Episode 1: Máirín Duffy

    05/03/2014 Duration: 44min

    Máirín Duffy is a Principal Interaction Designer at Red Hat, with a nine-month-old daughter. We talked about making open source software with inviting user experiences, how working at the same company as her spouse made parental benefits more complicated, and why she bought a single unit washer-dryer. Notes blog.linuxgrrl.com @mairin Sponsor Heroku  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.