March is Women’s History Month, to celebrate the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Group (@PASS_WIT) held a webcast featuring prominent woman in the Data Platform community. I had the pleasure of being one of five panelists alongside these amazing women Lori Edwards (B|T), Malathi Mahadevan (B|T), Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman (B|T), and Catherine Wilhemsen (B|T).

Discussion ranged from direct technical topics to what it’s like being a woman in tech. Women took turns providing advice around having a degree and/or certification to succeed in tech. We discussed how to keep up with advances in the field and skills that technologists should have. Specific to being a woman in tech, we talked about having impostor syndrome, having a mentor, being a mentor and how that helped our career. We talked about what question we’re tired of being asked on these panels and what we need to do so we’re never asked that again. We wrapped up with a great question that I’d love for you to answer, “If you could go back in time & speak to yourself before you entered IT, what would you say?”

If you missed the discussion, no worries, you can see it here.

The PASS Women in Tech Virtual Group, lead Rie Irish (@IrishSQL) and Kathi Kellenberger (@auntkathi), highlights all the great work women are doing in the data platform speaking, writing, educating and building great products.  They encourage, empower & energize women to succeed in the tech field.  Their mission is to lift as we climb.   You can join the group https:/  Join the mailing list to receive the monthly newsletter that highlights the great work women are doing in tech along with topics important to women in their daily lives.


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