Encourage. Energize. Empower.


There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.  – Kofi Annan


In the above quote, Secretary Annan was referring to women in developing nations.  However, it’s just as apt a description of women in technology. 
Encourage. Energize. Empower.  Those are pretty tall orders. The YOU is implied. How about we imply instead that it’s WE? As working women with a voice,  WE need to support each other. WE need to encourage each other to try harder, to reach farther and to stand taller. WE need to energize each other when we’re tired, when we stumble and when we need to rest. 
Where should you start? How about right here?  Here is a great place to start. 
We’ll do it together.

I’m It – Survival Techniques for the Lone DBA

Wed, Jan 17 2018 12:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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I’m It – Survival Techniques for the Lone DBA

Are you the only database person at your company? Are you both the DBA and the Developer? Being the only data professional in an environment can seem overwhelming, daunting, and darn near impossible sometimes. However, it can also be extremely rewarding and empowering. This session will cover how you can keep your sanity, get stuff done, and still love your job. We’ll cover how I have survived and thrived being a Lone DBA for 15 years and how you can too. When you finish this session, you’ll know what you can do to make your job easier, where to find help, and how to still be able to advance and enrich your career.


Monica Rathbun

A Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting living in Virginia and a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. She was a Lone DBA for 16 years, working with all aspects of SQL Server and Oracle. She is now a consultant doing her best to help others. She travels speaking at SQLSaturdays helping other Lone DBAs with techniques on how one can do the jobs of many. She is the Leader of the Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group and a Mid‐Atlantic Pass Regional Mentor. She is honored to be 2016 Idera ACE, 2017 Idera Superstar, and Sentry One PAC member.She is passionate about SQL Server and the #SQLFamily, doing anything she can to give back to the community. Monica can always be found on Twitter (@sqlespresso) handing out helpful tips.

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