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  • Blog Post: Meet 12 Microsoft Women – Career Webcast

    Great opportunity to explore jobs held by women at Microsoft. Microsoft Career Webcast Four job webcasts held around the world. Register Today ! Latin America - April 28 th North America - April 29 th ASIA - May 24 th EMEA  - May 25th About the Event Meet up to 12 different women from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Disney Character or Microsoftee - Sara Ford tells her story for Ada Lovelace Day 2010 (ALD10)

    Ada Lovelace Day 2010 ( #ALD10 ) is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.  I’m looking forward to reading about the women in technology who motivate us all.  Last year I found Tim O’Reilly’s post about the women at O’Reilly was very...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft {iGive = dc} at MIX10 DonorsChoose.org

    Tired of XL T-shirts? Come get a women’ s shirt with real Swarovski crystals!   {iGive = dc}; What is iGive? The iGive program is a way for Microsoft to “give back” to the communities that we live in and serve.  It is part of the overall corporate citizenship pillar of key initiatives that...
  • Blog Post: Happy International Women’s Day!

    It’s also Women’s History Month . In honor of women in computing, you should meet Lili Cheng , general manager of Microsoft’s Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs, which focuses on software and services that are centered on social connectivity, real-time experiences, and rich media. Lili talks to @ritzy...
  • Blog Post: Systers Code Sprint

    Twelve hours into the day and two Starbucks stops behind me, I’m hanging out at the Systers Code Sprint. I met Robin Jeffries!! She’s super nice and we had a very good discussion about why Systers uses their current system rather than say the Groups developed by the company Robin works for (Google)....
  • Blog Post: At the conference, on Eastern time but less over-committed than I thought :-)

    I FINALLY arrived at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing around 8PM last night. I’ve been thinking about and planning for the conference since February. (Not as long as the organizers, but that’s still a long time!) I arrived in time to meet up with some folks at the Poster Session and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft iGive at Grace Hopper 2009

    At GHC 2008 , we kicked off a campaign called iGive where women in computing gave back to the community. Please support iGive again this year as we continue to support and raise awareness for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America . What is iGive ? The iGive campaigns are a way for Microsoft to “give...
  • Blog Post: 3 Ways To Take Your Grace Hopper Experience Online

    The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference is an excellent way to keep in touch with women’s issues, gain advice and insight for your career, and most importantly connect with other women in computing. The conference has a number of online venues to enhance your attendance or to follow...
  • Blog Post: Technical Mom Picture Time: Mom’s with O’Reilly Books

    Pictures of technical moms with their pictures are starting to arrive!  Check them out at: http://oreilly.com/go/techmoms O’Reilly is collecting pictures of Technical Moms for their O’Reilly Mother’s Day Page and discount.  Take a pic with your O’Reilly books and send it into press@oreilly...
  • Blog Post: Technical Mom Picture Time: Send in Pics with O’Reilly Books

    O’Reilly is collecting pictures of Technical Moms for their O’Reilly Mother’s Day Page and discount.  Take a pic with your O’Reilly books and send it into press@oreilly.com .  They plan to post a picture page of technical mom’s with their books. Don’t forget to order your Mother’s Day O’Reilly...
  • Blog Post: O’Reilly Offers Mother’s Day Discounts on Technical Books

    In just 24 hours, O’Reilly responds to my tweet for mother’s day discounts on technical books !  Give a technical book for Mother’s day using the code MDAYT for 40% discount at http://oreilly.com . What are you getting for the technical women in your life? And now, the really hard question … which...
  • Blog Post: Challenge: Technical Books Discounts for Technical Moms

    My challenge to you :  What discounts can you offer for technical moms on Mother’s Day to tell the Women in Tech Story? On Thursday I had a fantastic interaction on Twitter with Tim O’Reilly , co-author of the upcoming Twitter Book , founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media .  Let me tell you my story...
  • Blog Post: First all girls team in the US Imagine Cup Finals

    I was excited to see Mary Jo Foley’s post about the All-women's team making the Imagine Cup contest finals   Ashley Myers, Erin “Ed” Donahue and Malisa Vongskul are working on Computer-Assisted Medication Regimen Adherence (CAMRA) and make up team MangoBunnies.  Their project: CAMRA “discreetly...
  • Blog Post: Oprah and FIRST Robotics, Microsoft Unlimited Potential

    FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition is one of those events that is so amazing you just can’t describe. If you ever have a chance to volunteer, mentor a team, or donate some cash to this organization don’t even think twice. I volunteered at a regional...
  • Blog Post: Ada Lovelace Day – Women in Technology – Jennifer Marsman

    I’m excited to participate in Ada Lovelace Day as so many of us pledged to do .  It’s fantastic to celebrate all the great women in technology and women who have influenced our lives.  I’ve been influenced by a lot of great women in my life, from family members like my mom, my aunt, and my...
  • Blog Post: Alfred’s Monday Morning Links

    Alfred Thompson posts a set of links each week that are a great source of information.  A few of these that are particularly relevant, find the full article here or follow Alfred on Twitter . Got girls? Live in Texas? UT Austin has a girls tech camp called FirstBytes that is a summer outreach program...
  • Blog Post: DigiGirlz Day for High School Girls

    Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that target youth. This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about. About DigiGirlz Day During the event, students interact...
  • Blog Post: Looking for more job experience?

    Often students find that jobs they’re applying for require a lot of experience. But they need a job to get experience, but the jobs require experience… what should they do?  This can be especially true today.  I always recommend volunteer experience as a great way to get real world experience...
  • Blog Post: Happy Women’s History Month!

    It’s March again – Women’s History Month.  At Microsoft we have a few things going on to celebrate, including: WM_IN on Channel 9 :  From interns to vice presidents there are some amazing women who work at Microsoft, and we want to feature them on Channel 9 . Charles Torre and Jennifer Ritzinger...
  • Blog Post: Women’s Build at MSDN Developer’s Conference

    Microsoft is hosting US regional Professional Developer's Conferences and recently added the Women’s Build an awesome women's networking event first held at PDC.  I'll be leading the event in Houston, I hope to see some of you there!!  Please help me spread the word to developers in your area...
  • Blog Post: Games 4 Girls Programming Competition

    Announcement from NCWIT the National Center for Women & Information Technology: ChicTech, an outreach program of the University of Illinois' Department of Computer Science, extends an open invitation for college women to participate in the fifth annual Games for Girls Programming Competition (G4G...
  • Blog Post: 25 Things I wish my mother would have told me before I started work

    Last week at the SWE National Conference there was a session with this title and I just couldn’t resist a post about it.  The session was presented by Becky Schmieding an Executive Project Manager at IBM . The summary sheet was just too intriguing not to post.  Thanks Becky for advice we can...
  • Blog Post: NYC She’s Geeky unconference

    I just found out about the first East Coast She's Geeky (un)Conference .  December 5th to 7th at the Microsoft office:  1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor, New York, NY. She’s Geeky is a neutral, face-to-face forum for women who like to geek out. Attendees include women involved in all...
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  • Blog Post: Confessions of a Woman Developer: Microsoft, IBM, and Intel - the experience of one

    The black and blues of Intel, IBM, and Microsoft, surviving chips to bits without much bruising.  I’ve worked at 3 of the largest computer companies in the world and I wanted to share my experiences here with you.  Intel – a software person in a hardware world On my first day at Intel, I got...
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