How to be a STEMinist
Alicia ”It was really nice to not speak about myself and more so about the Tech Industry with Tiff. I’ll be honest when I first started my career in Tech Recruitment 7 years ago I was getting my head around how recruitment works, tech in general, I mean imagine C#, Java, Python. I literally didn’t have a clue what people we’re saying to me for weeks. Then I started speaking to people, and when I say people I mean men. I literally didn’t think Women did Tech as a career, for at least a month I didn’t speak to one female and as Tech was never something I really followed, I never saw any Women in the tech teams in my previous companies and I never was given the chance to learn it in School. I genuinely didn’t think it was a thing for women. Then, I spoke to a female developer and everything changed. I knew women we’re in the industry I just needed to find them. I am naturally drawn to Women more than men, I love the relationship you can build, the common interests, openness, honesty and support. Not to say you don’t get that from Men as I have amazing people who give me the same but with Women it’s just different, female empowerment is such an amazing thing and I love it!”
In this podcast, Alicia and Tiff spoke about:
✨ WHAT SPARKED ALICIA’S PASSION FOR WOMEN IN TECH
✨ HOW SHE FINDS FEMALE ROLE MODELS WHEN THERE ARE SO FEW IN HER INDUSTRY
✨ WHY SHE STARTED THE WOMEN ROCK BLOG
✨ HOW TO IDENTIFY RECRUITERS AND COMPANIES THAT CARE ABOUT WOMEN
✨ THE BIGGEST MISTAKE SHE SEES FEMALE JOB APPLICANTS MAKE
✨ HOW TO FIND (OR CREATE!) YOUR TRIBE OF SUPPORTIVE WOMEN IN STEM
… PLUS SO MUCH MORE!
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Thanks for having me Tiff! Keep smashing it!
A voice for diversity in tech <3