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Triangirls: F*ck ups 💥 masturbation ⚡️and pay negotiation 💰 Not your average women in tech event - Issue #10

We've got some great news! 🙌 We're pleased to announce that our community is being sponsored by Compa

Triangirls Newsletter

May 1 · Issue #10 · View online
F*ck ups, masturbation and pay negotiation. Not your average womxn in tech event.

We’ve got some great news! 🙌
We’re pleased to announce that our community is being sponsored by Compare The Market for the next 6 months. This means we have some financial support and backing to make sure we can provide an affordable way to facilitate collaboration in each others’ growth, and for our events to stay both free and super impactful. Rachael and I are absolutely beaming about this news, and we hope you can share our excitement!
We also want to say a massive thank you to Monique for helping us form a community constitution, and gifting us with her valuable time to help us to become an Unincorporated Association.
At the last event I got to chat with many of you about how our events have helped you out individually, and how much you value the transparency we have. We’ll continue being transparent at every step of the journey, and keep sharing our monthly updates with you.
Tomorrow night we will be at Vodafone, discussing burnout. Grab your ticket if you haven’t already.
As always, we love to chat - So don’t be shy, hit reply!
Stay cool ✌🏻
(Co-Founder of Triangirls)

✨ April Social - Learning to be kinder to yourself
Sponsored by Geckoboard
Working in the tech industry can sometimes make us feel inferior. It’s easy to start believing that everyone knows more, or finds the work easier. When we’re surrounded by so many clever people, how can we not start to judge ourselves against them and our work against theirs?
At this month’s social, Jo Franchetti from Trainline shared with us how to spot these destructive thought patterns in yourself, how to manage anxiety and procrastination and how to start being kinder to yourself, because you are awesome. Jo also did this talk at ‘you got this conference’ and it was recorded so if you’d like to watch it again, you can find it here.
We also learnt about sexual wellbeing and how self pleasure affects your confidence, relationships and the way you communicate. Lisa Matzi from Ferly, spoke to us about how our experiences can lead to an unhealthy relationship with sex and our own body.
For our lightning talk we had Kelly Hutchinson & Charlotte Breton Schreiner from Facebook, who shared their personal experiences of imposter syndrome while working in a well known company with a large team of designers.
If you were unable to make it, you can catch a few glimpses of the action on our Instagram Story. Thank you all for such open and candid conversation, the topics resonated with so many of us at a deeper level and by being that accepting of vulnerability helps each and everyone of us in a huge way.
🔥 Thursday 2 May - Burnout: it's not worth it
Sponsored by Vodafone
At this event we will explore a highly anticipated topic: burnout. We’ll cover what it is, how to recognise when it’s happening and how to use boundaries and other tools to come through it, avoiding future occurrence.
Caitlin & Molly Aldrich-Wincer - AW: ‘Burnout and Boundaries’
AW will explore Caitlin’s personal experience of burnout, how to recognise when it’s happening to you and how to use boundaries to overcome it. There will also be an optional task designed to empower you to identify and manage burnout yourself in a healthy and proactive way.
AW is a grassroots business consultancy that focuses on organisational wellbeing, founded by sisters, Caitlin and Molly Aldrich-Wincer.
Caitlin is a marketing manager at a professional training business in Brighton. Describing herself as a results driven marketing specialist, Caitlin has worked within marketing for over seven years across various industries including engineering, oil and gas, law, food and education. Caitlin is passionate about closing the gap between employer and employee and creating healthy work environments in which individuals and businesses can thrive.
Molly works within donor development at the RSPCA. Molly’s passion for the third sector was sparked in 2011 when she volunteered in a local charity shop, since then she has worked for a variety of organisations supporting causes such as community arts, inclusive design, unpaid Carers and young entrepreneurs. Molly is passionate about authentic working, corporate social responsibility and inclusivity. She can also be found talking about feminism, LGBTQI+ issues and her experiences as a young professional.
Emily Alpert - Vodafone: ‘It’s Not Them, It’s Me’
Ever wondered what Siberian Huskies and ‘just saying no’ have in common? For one woman, they were her reason and her strategy for overcoming and preventing burnout.
With all the pressures in and outside of the office to work harder, work longer hours and just prove yourself, burnout seems inevitable. But against the odds, we do actually have the ability to find work-life balance, we just have to create it.
Emily is a UX Designer at Vodafone UK. She recently made the switch to UX Design after completing an immersive course at RED Academy London. In her former life, she campaigned to reduce poverty in Africa and Asia through improved farming, nutrition, and rural development while working for charities such as Oxfam America and The ONE Campaign.
🤓 Jobs
Company: Inktrap
Job title: Frontend Developer
Description: We’re looking for a knowledgeable and practical developer, deals of requirements in the attached like. We welcome applications from a diverse range of developers from all backgrounds.
Perm/Contract: Perm
Location: Shoreditch Highstreet, London
Salary: £35–48k

Company: Browns Fashion
Job title: Senior UX Desinger
Description: For almost 50 years, Browns has led the way as one of London’s defining luxury retailers known globally for its influence in style curation, customer experience and innovation. Together, we’re building a community of creative thinkers and fearless explorers to continually style out Browns as the coolest boutique in the world. We have an exceptional opportunity for a creative and talented UX Manager to join us at our head office in London. We have big ambitions and are super passionate about creating the very best and seamless shopping experiences. You’ll need to be able to push the boundaries, be full of energy and enthusiasm to help us create the most incredible experiences our customers!
Perm/Contract: Perm
Location: Old Street, London
Salary: Competitive + share options + bonus
⚡️ Available Freelancers
Who: Emily Pela
Hi I’m Emily, a London-based user experience designer with a background in architecture. Whether designing a physical or digital space, my focus is to create engaging and accessible experiences for people. I’m interested in empathetic problem solving through design. I enjoy devising and enhancing products through research and iterative design methods.”
Job Role: UX Researcher/Designer
Looking for: A short term role until 24th May
🤝 Partnerships
Triangirls events are supported by sponsorship and volunteers. They help us with venues, food, drinks and organisation during the evening. It’s thanks to our sponsors that Triangirls remains open and accessible to all women and non-binary folks.
Do you have a large breakout space in your office, an auditorium, or just a really nice large kitchen?
By partnering, you will have the pleasure of meeting a bunch of smart women, from the design and tech industry. Your workplace will be able to share any opportunities with the community, and give an insider view of what life is like working alongside your team. As part of the host package, your recruitment efforts will be shared in our monthly newsletter, on Twitter and in the Triangles Invite-only Slack (700+ members).
Triangirls is a part of Triangles - A Slack community for Designers in and around London. The community is very active and welcomes new members with open arms, so if you happen to be a designer and live in or around London, head over there – we’d love to get to know you.
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