By Kathryn Rotondo
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Conversations with mothers in tech.
||CleanEpisode 16: Elise Wei||Elise Wei is an Elise is an Engineering Director at Monetate with an 18-month-old daughter. We talked about her path from fine art photography to tech, being the first female engineer at her company, being promoted to director while on maternity leave.||8/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Jenni Snyder||Jenni Snyder is a MySQL DBA at Yelp, with a 15-month-old daughter. We talked about her experience starting a moms group at work, helping the company to improve reboarding moms after leave, including the importance of having managers and HR practice co.||8/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Prasanna Krishnan||Prasanna Krishnan is CEO and co-founder of SmartyPal, with a 4-year-old son & expecting her second child. Notes SmartyPal @smartypalapps on Twitter SmartyPal on Facebook||2/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Camille Fournier||Camille Fournier is CTO at Rent the Runway with a toddler son. Notes Elided Branches @skamille on Twitter Rent the Runway Sponsor GitHub||1/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Anil Dash||Anil Dash is co-founder and CEO of ThinkUp and has a 3.5-year-old son. Notes Anil Dash @anildash on Twitter ThinkUp The Good Web Bundle Sponsor GitHub||1/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Rebecca Murphey||Rebecca Murphey is a staff software engineer at Bazaarvoice and has an 16-month-old son. Notes Rebecca Murphey @rmurphey on Twitter Sponsor GitHub||12/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Sara Pyle||Sara Pyle is a Supportocat at Github with a 15-month-old daughter. We talked about the perils of going back to work too early and how her leave plan pivoted, her strategies for working remotely when baby is in the next room, and the status of soft ski.||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Kelly Shearon||Kelly Shearon is Director of Marketing at Github, and a single parent to her 4.5-year-old son. We talked about her former heavy travel schedule that required going through TSA with breastmilk, and about learning not to measure yourself against unattai.||11/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Rise Riyo||Rise Riyo is a full stack developer with a seven-year-old daughter. We talked about studying digital animation during its early days, going back to work when you’re not well yet and helping colleagues and bosses understand a disability. Notes Rise||11/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Jen Myers||Jen Myers is founder of the High Visibility Project and Code and Cupcakes. She has an eight-year-old daughter. Notes Jen Myers antiheroine on Twitter High Visibility Project Code and Cupcakes Sponsor GitHub||11/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Gretchen||Gretchen* is an Independent Consultant with two kids: a six-year-old and a thirteen-year-old. We talked about her journey from engineering to sales, how older kids require attention that can’t be outsourced, and about focusing on the trade-offs that||6/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Andrea||Andrea is a Quality Assurance Manager with two kids, aged 11 and 13. We talked about setting up a nursing room in an office that didn’t have one, setting screen time limits with her pre-teens, and asking for what you need. Notes La Leche League||6/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Doreen Fasen||Doreen Fasen is Lead Program Manager on the Outlook Calendar Team at Microsoft and has two school-aged kids. We talked about how helping companies see the benefits of flexibility, blogging about managing family schedules, and her approach to taking on.||6/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Shirley Gaw||Shirley Gaw works on the YouTube team at Google and has a 2.5-year-old daughter. We talked about mentorship and majoring in computer science, the stresses of an international move during her pregnancy, and maternity benefits including on-site prenatal.||5/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Jean Hsu||Jean Hsu is an Engineer at Medium and mother of a baby daughter. We talked about breaking the pregnancy news to her boss (Twitter co-founder Ev Williams), being the first to use maternity leave and how much the company changed while she was out, and h.||5/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Máirín Duffy||Máirín Duffy is a Principal Interaction Designer at Red Hat, with a nine-month-old daughter. We talked about making open source software with inviting user experiences, how working at the same company as her spouse made parental benefits more complic||3/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
great resource for moms or moms-to-be at startups or in STEM
I wish I had found this podcast sooner! As a new mom working in engineering at a startup, I know that we’re usually the *only* moms working at a startup :)
I’m really enjoying these interviews of women who have gone through the same process, frequently trailblazing as the first women in their organizations to be pregnant and come back from leave. I think this is a wonderful resource, and look forward to future seasons!
This is such a neat podcast! I enjoy hearing the stories of other women in tech who've transitioned into a being a "mom in tech". I think the lessons learned, ideas and experiences apply to any women who are working in a male-dominated field.
great insights into being a parent in tech
I’m not a mom, but I plan to be one at some point, and I’m also a programmer. The breadth of experiences that I’ve learned about on Motherboard have been really helpful! Kathryn is a great, upbeat interviewer — even when discussing some of the crappier experiences that moms have had, they don’t get mired in the bad stuff. Totally recommended to anyone working in tech and thinking of becoming a parent … or is a parent already :D