Hey there, friends. Happy International Women's Day! This isn't about me, so here are some great women to follow and learn from.
I really hope this doesn't come across like this, but I would be remiss to not share this tweet:
Amy Codes 🌻@theamycodeYou know the “list of women to follow without any context” are for. Here’s what they’re actually for:
Men to freely steal your clout bc you’re forced to like & reply.
So then your followers see the interaction. And he gets a dumb ally stamp with zero work.14:44 PM - 08 Mar 2019
That's not my goal at all, I am just very lucky to follow/know all of these people and others would be too!
Note: This is by no means a comprehensive list. There are many, many great women out there and I could never create a list of them all.
Ali Spittel 💁This morning, I shared some of the messages I've gotten from men in the past few months for #IWD2019 and #SheCoded.
But -- remember -- this isn't just my story. And this isn't just happening online. It's happening at work, tech events, the street.
dev.to/aspittel/never…17:07 PM - 08 Mar 2019
Honestly, if you are on here, you probably know who she is. She has great content and great insight.
Emma Wedekind ✨@emmawedekindFull transparency: I’m struggling with motivation to blog, code, etc. so I’ve decided to listen to myself and take the rest of my trip in Florida to disconnect from tech, although this is really hard for me, it’s important to recognize your mental state and listen to yourself 💕13:58 PM - 08 Mar 2019
Emma also writes great content on dev.to and I've learned a lot from reading her posts!
Full disclosure, Casey is my manager at work. She doesn't post much but her retweets are great! I've learned so much from working with her!
I also work with Caryssa and her posts on Maxwell's equations leave my head spinning! She's an incredible engineer and you should definitely be following her blog!
Cassidy WilliamsWe just released something super exciting on @CodePen: Babel 7! Add it as a preprocessor to your Pen and you can use the latest JS proposed features, like optional chaining, do expressions, logical assignment ops, and, in this example, pipeline operators!
codepen.io/cassidoo/pen/O…00:15 AM - 08 Mar 2019
Cassidy is an engineer at CodePen, which is super cool. Her newsletter is absolutely fantastic!
Mayuko is one of my favorite Youtubers! Her content is so inspiring and her editing style is wonderful. I highly recommend this video - it has a great tone and the message is wonderful!
Tae'lur Alexis ⚛️🦄Happy International Women's Day ♡
I published my very first blog post, "Nevertheless, Tae'lur Alexis Coded", reflections on my journey into tech && goals for our community
TLDR; Embrace failure, share knowledge & never let anyone define you #iwd2019
dev.to/taeluralexis/n…13:38 PM - 08 Mar 2019
Tae'lur's journey into tech is incredibly inspiring and she just started blogging on dev.to!
Kim, Lipstick and Tech ☁️@lipstickandtechAre You Losing Your Mind Due To Burnout? rviv.ly/FDvZ4V20:00 PM - 08 Mar 2019
I went to college with Kim! I love following her twitter and blog. She posts great content - a lot of which has a focus on women in tech!
- Listen to women. It's literally the easiest thing to do.
- Believe women. I know you might not understand their situation, but I guarantee they aren't lying.
- Support women. Recommend them for speaking gigs, promotions, literally anything you would recommend a man for.
- List your pronouns. This helps all sorts of people, but it normalizes the idea of personal pronouns, which is super important.