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.

From Entry Level to Tech Guru

Tue, Jun 07 2016 18:00 UTC

From Entry Level to Tech Guru

An encouraging journey of how I overcame obstacles and landed in the tech field. Short video presentation, included.

LaShana Lewis

LaShana Lewis is a Systems Engineer for MasterCard. She found her job at MasterCard through its partnership with Launchcode, an organization that pairs people aiming to work in technology with top-level employers. Lewis is a role model for diversity in the technology community, and has met with President Barack Obama as part of the nationwide TechHire Initiative. Lewis is a lover of Science Fiction and avid latte-drinker. Connect with her on Twitter at @lmlewis517.

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