I’m a day late, but I have a perfect excuse! To celebrate International Women’s Day I went out to dinner with two of my favorite former colleagues – both of whom I’m extremely proud of. I met these two ladies at my first start up when they had joined right out of school. Today, they are both engineering managers at their respective companies.
It’s not like this was the first ever International Women’s Day, but the celebration itself felt more powerful than ever. It overtook my entire Instagram/Twitter/Facebook feeds and I couldn’t get enough of it. The recognition of women not only in tech, but in other industries across the nation and the world was overwhelming. It was inspiring.
At my current company, this is the first time that I’ve been a part of the Women’s Employee Resource Group. There were activities of course, to celebrate women, but that welcomed the men in who were there to show their support. And that support was resounding. When the work week felt a little blah this week, this was the kind of thing that lifted me up.