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 enjoyed in environments besides a classroom. That insight let him to his current role and inspired him to continue learning and evolving throughout his professional life. Currently, Mike is a Senior Customer Support Manager at FiscalNote, a DC-based software, data, and media company. What’s your…

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, Julia oversees brand reputation at SYPartners, an organization which consults with business leaders on diversity and organizational transformation. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? Sr. Strategist, Brand Events and Relationships (yes, this is the second wordiest title at…

Role Models: Morgane Santos, AR Engineer at Mapbox

Today’s Role Model is Morgane Santos. She studied computer science at Berkeley and has worked in tech for about five years as both a web developer and designer. Morgane is currently an augmented reality (AR) engineer at Mapbox, a location data platform. Since she is around computers all day, she likes to hike, read, and otherwise avoid technology in her free time. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? We don’t have official titles at Mapbox, but I’d call myself an AR engineer. I’ve been at Mapbox for just under a year and have been on two…

Role Models: Heather Stenson, Technical Writer at Mapbox

Today’s Role Model is Heather Stenson. Up until three ago, Heather was a librarian at an art school. Feeling burnt out and looking for her next step, she began to reflect. She enjoyed the more technical aspects of her librarian job and knew basic HTML and CSS, so she enrolled in a coding bootcamp. Upon graduation, she expected to look for a job as a developer, but a friend pointed her towards a technical writing role at Facebook. After researching the position, she realized that it was the perfect marriage of her library background and her newfound tech knowledge. Heather…

Role Models: Una Kravets, Direct of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group

Today’s Role Model is Una Kravets. Una is an international public speaker, technical writer, and the Director of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group, where she oversees UI/UX of Bustle, Elite Daily, Romper, and The Zoe Report. Una has written for various online publications such as A List Apart, 24 Ways, Smashing Magazine, and SitePoint, and started both the DC and Austin Sass Meetup groups. She also co-hosts the Toolsday developer podcast and has a Youtube video series which features videos about about life, fashion and tech. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role?…

Role Models: Trucy Phan, Senior Product Designer at Yello

Today’s Role Model is Trucy Phan. Trucy is a self-taught designer and developer with Mechanical and Civil Systems engineering roots. She was born and raised in Iowa to Vietnamese immigrants, lived and worked in the Bay Area in California for 10 years, and just moved to Chicago last year. Some of her favorite things include: grocery shopping when traveling in other countries, handwritten cards, and koalas. Currently, Trucy a Senior Product Designer for Yello, a talent acquisition CRM. Give me a quick summary of your career thus far. Where did you get your start? How do the dots connect to…

Role Models: Lindsay Hinman, Senior Project Manager at Sabre

Today’s Role Model is Lindsay Hinman. Earlier in her career, Lindsay coordinated events and managed internal projects at different firms. Once she got a taste of managing a digital project from end-to-end, she was hooked on building products. Today, Lindsay blends her technical acumen with her strong communication skills as a Senior Project Manager at Sabre, a travel technology company. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I’m a Senior Project Manager on the Digital Experience team. I started at Sabre in early 2017 as a Project Manager and transitioned into the Senior role about…

Role Models: Oran Bambrick, SVP of Digital Technologies at Enterprise Ireland

Today’s Role Model is Oran Bambrick. In college, Oran studied social policy and film production. He spent a few years working on short films before moving into sales and marketing for an advertising agency. As he worked his way through the ranks, he fell in love with operations: the processes that help grow and scale a business. Today, Oran helps Irish companies move into new markets as SVP of Digital Technologies at Enterprise Ireland. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? My official title is SVP of Digital Technologies at Enterprise Ireland (the VC…

Role Models: Alyssa Edelman, Customer Success Team Manager at Greenhouse

Today’s Role Model is Alyssa Edelman. Throughout her career, Alyssa’s thrived in roles that let her help others and build relationships. Alyssa draws on her psychology background and her years of experience in customer service. Today, she’s a Customer Success Team Manager at Greenhouse, a SAAS that helps companies manage recruiting. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I’m a Customer Success Team Manager, and I oversee two great teams within our larger Customer Success department. I’ve been at Greenhouse for three years, and I’ve been in a leadership position for a little over…

Role Models: Maimouna Siby, Marketing Strategist at Squarespace

Today’s Role Model is Maimouna Siby. From her college days, Maimouna understood media’s potential as a communication and empowerment tool. She worked as a data analyst for the Wesleyan Media Project, helped build engaged online communities at several tech startups, and even launched Girl to the World, a line of multicultural children’s books. Maimouna recently got promoted to her Marketing Strategist role at Squarespace, a company that makes software for website hosting. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? My official title is as Marketing Strategist and I’ve been at Squarespace for 1 year….