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Triangirls Newsletter: 🦁Courage 🔥 Finding your warriors - Issue #19

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This month we were super proud to be able to give womxn the opportunity to find their voices, and sup
 

Triangirls Newsletter

March 2 · Issue #19 · View online
F*ck ups, masturbation and pay negotiation. Not your average womxn in tech event.

This month we were super proud to be able to give womxn the opportunity to find their voices, and support each other to be more confident and courageous. We had some absolutely outstanding headline speakers share their relatable and empowering stories. We’re also so pleased to see that more womxn have found the confidence following the talks to standup, totally unplanned, and speak during our lightning talks. It’s encouraging to see that the safe space we work hard on creating, provides something so special for our community.
Be brave, you’ve got this!

✨ What we were up to in February
🦁 Calling on Courage
Sponsored by Trainline and Ovo energy
We were joined by Christina, Sarah and Camila who shared with us the techniques that have helped them to call on their courage and how that’s benefited their careers as well as other areas of their lives. They each approach their quest for courage in different and inspirational ways, and we want to say another huge thank you for showing our attendees that even the scariest tasks, like public speaking, can be tackled.
If you couldn’t join us don’t worry! You can take a look at our Instagram highlights here.
The photographs from the event are also live on our website. A big thank you to Elle McNeill for taking this wonderful images for us. Make sure to give her a follow on Instagram!
💁‍♀️Triangirls x Design Club
For Design Club #10 Anna, Rachael and Liz were invited to share the Triangirls story at Monzo. We spoke about what happens when womxn support womxn and where to find support when there isn’t any in your workplace. The talk featured some pretty heavy and depressing statistics, which seemed to be surprising for most of the attendees. Having the opportunity to give more awareness to the gender balance issues within tech was so important to us. Thank you to Design Club for having us, we enjoyed every second of the event.
If you were unable to make it you can check out our presentation slides here. Please feel free share around your workplace, there’s some great reports in there that go into even more depth and it’s important to get them out there.
Our talk was recorded, and you can watch it here in it’s full glory!
Design Club #10
🗞 Design Calendar - Women in Design Edition
We are so pleased to be the centrefold feature in February’s print edition of the Design Calendar.
We shared our advice on what we’ve learnt by running Triangirls, tips on how can we better encourage diversity in design, and pointers to womxn who want to lead. Thank you Anton from Design Calendar for giving us this opportunity.
There are a few remaining February editions, so grab them while you can from the Design Calendar website.
🗓 Upcoming Events
Navigating the workplace and your career can be hard, but what if you had someone by your side?
Join us at Intercom on finding your warriors, whether that’s at work or within a community.
Talk - Polly Fullerton: When the going gets tough
Polly is a UX designer at Compare the Market
It’s easy to think that resilience is only gained through bad things happening to you, but there are lots of ways you can cultivate resilience. Polly tells us about her experience of learning to build resilience and how you can create your own safety net.
Panel - Maria Gutierrez and Jane Honey
Maria Gutierrez
With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, Maria Gutierrez is the Head of Engineering and co-site lead at Intercom London. Maria was formerly the VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent, one of the UK’s largest and most popular online accounting software providers. She previously worked at LivingSocial leading globally distributed teams, and at Adobe where she worked in the developer technologies group. Maria is one of the founders of the Women Who Code Edinburgh network.
Jane Honey
Jane is Head of Product Management and Research and co-site lead at Intercom London. She has nearly 20 years of product management experience and a proven track record of launching and developing commercially successful, innovative customer experiences across multiple industries. Career highlights so far have included stints at Reuters, Channel 4, UKTV, Tesco, Moonpig and Canon, as well as her most recent experience leading a large cross-discipline team including product and research at Intercom.
Get tickets for "How to find your warriors" - Thu 19 Mar 2020 at 18:30 Get tickets for "How to find your warriors" - Thu 19 Mar 2020 at 18:30
🗣 Call for collaboration
We know that many of you have made friends, connections, and found new jobs by coming to our events. We love hearing when our community helps each other out, so if you need an extra push to do so we are always happy to.
“Hey, we’re Mirza! We’re two womxn who couldn’t find a single resource covering how our bodies change over our lifetimes and affect our careers and wallets. So, we decided to build it: a tool to help womxn make informed decisions around both our personal and professional goals. We need your help! We need feedback on what matters to you & what you want to see in this tool. And as two operators, we need product and tech experts on the team. If you can join a focus group, have ideas, or want to get involved, we’d love to chat!”
To find out more email Siran and mention Triangirls at siran@heymirza.com.
🙌 Success stories
We love hearing when our community members have been inspired by our events, and helped them open doors to further opportunities.
Reply to this email if you have something to share with us, we’d love to hear about it!
💖 Be wonderful to one another
While participating in the Triangirls community both online and offline, you are required to follow this code of conduct.
If you have any questions about our community & events please hit reply.
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