Role Models: Hope Pettway, Director of Program Management at Skillz

Today’s Role Model is Hope Pettway. Hope is the Director of Program Management at Skillz, which was named the fastest-growing company in America by Inc. Magazine. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in film and has spent over a decade working in the gaming industry – spanning the gamut from … Continue reading Role Models: Hope Pettway, Director of Program Management at Skillz

Role Models: Emily Withrow, Director of Quartz Bot Studio

Today's Role Model is Emily Withrow. Emily is director of the Quartz Bot Studio, where she writes, designs, and builds narrative experiences for messaging and voice platforms. Her work examines how people and bots interact, and how to build meaningful relationships with audiences on these emerging platforms. She’s also faculty at Northwestern University, where she … Continue reading Role Models: Emily Withrow, Director of Quartz Bot Studio

Role Models: Sarah Withee, Software Engineer Generalist at Arcadia.io

Today’s Role Model is Sarah Withee. Sarah is a software engineering generalist for the data pipeline team at Arcadia.io. She recently relocated for the job to Pittsburgh, PA, after living in Missouri for her whole life. At her job, she works on the odds and ends of each project and is the "glue" that holds … Continue reading Role Models: Sarah Withee, Software Engineer Generalist at Arcadia.io

Role Models: Brook Shelley, Senior Partner Engineer at Slack

Today's Role Model is Brook Shelley. Brook lives in Emeryville, CA, with her cat, Snorri, and works for Slack. Her writing has appeared in Queer Quarrels, The Toast, Lean Out, Transfigure, and the Oregon Journal of the Humanities. She speaks at conferences on queer and trans issues, and is chair of the board of Basic … Continue reading Role Models: Brook Shelley, Senior Partner Engineer at Slack

Role Models: Rebecca Poulson, Technical Program Manager, Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University

Today’s Role Model is Rebecca Poulson. Rebecca studied art history and creative writing in college and then spent her early career writing and directing plays. She found herself being drawn towards technology enabled experiences and interactives and then started coding more seriously, working as an engineer at Kickstarter for a couple years. In her current … Continue reading Role Models: Rebecca Poulson, Technical Program Manager, Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University

Role Models: Mike Hamilton, Senior Customer Support Manager at FiscalNote

Today’s Role Model is Mike Hamilton. Mike always preferred opportunities to work with people, especially when he got to teach or make something better. He initially pursued a career in public education but took a detour to a call center.  While working in that call center, he discovered that he could do the work he … Continue reading Role Models: Mike Hamilton, Senior Customer Support Manager at FiscalNote

Role Models: Maria Schreiber, Solutions Engineer at Algolia

Today’s Role Model is Maria Schreiber. Before entering the tech industry, Maria was a high school biology teacher who sometimes also taught math.  She had dabbled in web development starting in middle school when she made her own websites and took computer science classes in high school.  Inspired by some of her students who curious … Continue reading Role Models: Maria Schreiber, Solutions Engineer at Algolia

Role Models: Bushra Mahmood, Principle UX Designer at Unity

Today's Role Model is Bushra Mahmood. Bushra got her start in tech nearly a decade ago working in motion graphics and visual effects. She produced punk shows in Canada and worked on documentaries as a teen, which is where she developed her design and motion skills. She started doing motion graphics for advertising agencies and … Continue reading Role Models: Bushra Mahmood, Principle UX Designer at Unity

Role Models: Julia Steele, Sr. Strategist, Brand Events and Relationships at SYPartners

Today’s Role Model is Julia Steele. Julia is unflinchingly passionate about empowering others to tell their stories to the world. She began her career doing brand strategy and experience design at game-changing internet brands Gawker Media and Tumblr. Later on, she launched her own brand—Ratter—which set out to revive local news for the internet. Currently, … Continue reading Role Models: Julia Steele, Sr. Strategist, Brand Events and Relationships at SYPartners