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Women in Tech: Find Your Mentor and Move Ahead

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As women working in technology, the road ahead is not always smooth. It’s like riding a mountain bike on a rough trail. Why take on that project? Why learn that tool? Read more to find out how to find your mentor and move ahead. Content by Holly Justice; Graphics by Patrick Coan, Guild of Build.

Special Thanks to Creators of the ‘Advancing the Careers of Women in Technology’ Event:
Chick TECH
Technology Association of Oregon
Puppet Labs

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Women in Tech: Find Your Mentor and Move Ahead

  1. 1. Advancing the Careers ofWomen inTechnology Content By Holly Justice Graphics By Patrick Coan, Guild of Build
  2. 2. The common thread is all my mentors have some experience I lack.
  3. 3. Go out of your way to meet people.
  4. 4. Pay attention.
  5. 5. Follow up!
  6. 6. I have worked on very supportive teams.
  7. 7. Positive co-workers gave me solid advice.
  8. 8. Certain bosses pushed me to take on the tough projects.
  9. 9. Look for the right place to work that supports women.
  10. 10. If you are in a bad situation, don’t quit your career.
  11. 11. Find a better workplace!
  12. 12. Pay attention to your fellow students and instructors.
  13. 13. Look for communities that support learning about your technology.
  14. 14. My mentors have been there to push me to do what I needed to do.
  15. 15. The Creators of the ‘Advancing the Careers ofWomen in Technology’ Event:  ChickTECH  TechnologyAssociation of Oregon  Puppet Labs
  16. 16.  Harvard Business Review: Find a Micro Mentor forYour Next ShortTerm Project  CAREEREALISM, Because Every Job is Temporary: 7 Sacrifices You Need to Make to AdvanceYour Career by Georgina Stewart From Holly Justice:  Don’t QuitYour Career  Finding the Right Workplace  WhenYou Meet Potential Mentors
  17. 17. Advancing the Careers ofWomen inTechnology Content By Holly Justice Graphics By Patrick Coan, Guild of Build

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