Episode 13: Camille Fournier
“I found out I was pregnant on the weekend, Saturday or Sunday. And when I came into work that Monday, I found out that my then-boss, the SVP of Engineering,... Read more
Episode 12: Anil Dash
“There aren’t any bad choices here. The only bad choice is for you to be a miserable parent, to not be present, to not be investing time as much as... Read more
Episode 11: Rebecca Murphey
One of the things I like about working for what I call a ‘grown-up company’ is that so many people here have families, and people really understand that work is... Read more
Episode 10: Sara Pyle
I was worried about my job. I was unreasonably worried that if I took the full time — because the tech world moves so fast, and Github moves so fast... Read more
Episode 9: Kelly Shearon
“All of my college roommates quit working and stayed at home, and that also was really challenging, because they of course were posting videos, and sharing photos of them doing... Read more
Episode 8: Rise Riyo
“I did have a lot of problems with the disability plan that I had bought into, and that’s what was upsetting, because I kept thinking, I’ve never used this plan.... Read more
Episode 7: Jen Myers
“It’s really important to make sure we are taking care of ourselves, and living up to the examples that we want ourselves to be, because in the end, that is... Read more
Episode 6: Gretchen!
“The older your children get, the fewer things you can really successfully outsource. You can always outsource the laundry, or driving to-and-from, but the things that require your unique value... Read more
Episode 5: Andrea!
“The setting of boundaries, and the asking for what you need, and the taking care of yourself… that has to come from the employee. The company has a lot of... Read more
Episode 4: Doreen Fasen!
“Don’t let the fact that you have a family make you afraid to take on this role. It all comes down to prioritization, setting boundaries, setting limits, so don’t let... Read more
Episode 3: Shirley Gaw!
“I changed products, which means you totally change codebase and infrastructure; I changed offices three times; I changed teams twice, just in Paris; and I didn’t speak French before arriving;... Read more
Episode 2: Jean Hsu!
I think there’s a danger in one person becoming the expert, and the other person feeling like, “oh, that person knows way more than me, and they’re the one who... Read more
Episode 1: Máirín Duffy!
It delights me to announce episode one with Máirín Duffy (@mairin). Máirín is a Principal Interaction Designer at Red Hat, and mother of a nine-month-old baby. We talked about her... Read more
Rewards shipping, first episode recorded!
January was a big month of preparations for the podcast. Here's a quick summary of what I've been busily working on over here:
- Bought a microphone, shock mount,... Read more
Backer Surveys Sent
WE DID IT! I'm so thrilled to share that the project raised $6885, 115% of the original goal. I can't wait to dig in and start recording these... Read more
I’m excited to announce that Google has just joined the podcast as a sponsor, getting us over the threshold of the Kickstarter goal! The project is on!
Now that season... Read more
15 Quick Ones
During my junior year abroad, I learned to fence at a club for retired military officers in Paris. The following summer I entered my first fencing competition in... Read more
When Parenting Comes First
You might have expected an update from me this morning, as the "three days left!" mark passed. To see me busily plugging the project on social media all day.
I... Read more
Tech Savvy Women
One of the best, most unexpected aspects of running a Kickstarter campaign has been making connections with kindred spirits doing other projects about women in the workplace. One... Read more
Home Stretch - Four Days Left!
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, creator of the Cobol programming language, would have been 107 today. Hopper is a great role model for women in computer science, and her... Read more
It's Giving Tuesday!
In case you don't know, today is Giving Tuesday (#givingtuesday). In honor of the day, I gave to two of my favorite projects.
The first, which you're bound to love... Read more
To date, 65 backers have pledged $3,111, and the campaign is 52% funded. Go YOU!
There are officially 13 days left in the campaign. Here at... Read more
Thankful for YOU!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I am thankful to each of you for supporting the project so far. We're halfway there, with $3020 raised! I am amazed and humbled at your generosity.... Read more