115 iPS Women Who Code and Diversity with Michele Titolo


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    01:53 – Michele Titolo and Women Who Code Introduction

    02:15 – Origin Story

    03:11 – Stated Mission

    • “Inspire women to excel in technology careers”

    04:12 – Mentorship

    • Glassbreakers (A peer mentorship community for professional women)

    08:54 – Getting Started and Getting Involved

    11:27 – Value

    12:42 – Remote/Virtual Membership/Communication

    15:08 – What Makes Women Who Code Different (from other groups)?    

    18:02 – Is there a need for groups like this? What issues do these address?

    22:34 – Implementing Diversity into the Workplace

    32:29 – Terminology (Using words like “guys”)

    35:16 – Is it really harder for women to get jobs?

    43:13 – The Community at Large (How can we help make the community more open and welcome?)

    • Inclusive Events
    • Codes of Conduct
    • Change Within *Your Own* Organization (Advocacy)
    • Learning About Other People (Be Empathetic; Be Respectful)

    46:08 – Are there people who can help people/companies diversify?

    49:49 – How can I help? (as a man)

    51:47 – Study Resources (Proof)


    Groups and Mailing Lists (mentioned in this episode)


    Power Up Your Animations! with Marin Todorov (Alondo)
    Poker Theory & Analytics (Alondo)
    Paracord (Chuck)
    Soto Pocket Torch (Chuck)
    Kate Heddleston: How Our Engineering Environments are Killing Diversity (Michele)
    Ashe Dryden: The Responsibility of “Diversity” (Michele)
    Conference proposal writing: From brainstorm to submit @ 360iDev 2015 (Michele)