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Madison Women in Tech Digital Digest


April 21st, 2021
Hello, everyone!

We're delighted to announce that we've rescheduled our online shark event! Every now and then, we like to change things up and doing something a little bit different - and who doesn't like sharks?

Calling all WiT members!

We're looking for folks interested in talking in about any and all of the following:
  • Basics of open source contributing
  • Ableism in tech (panelists)
  • Tech freelancing
If you have experience in any of these topics and would like to share what you know, hit us up at admin@madisonwomen.tech! Never given a presentation or been on a panel before? We'll walk you through the whole thing ❤️

Vaccination Resources

Looking to get vaccinated? We've compiled a list of resources for the Madison area to help! Check it out here on our website. #NotThrowin'AwayOurShot

Hiring Resources
Thanks all!

- Hilary, Pao, & Isabel


Shout out to our April sponsor, American Family Insurance!


Interested in becoming a sponsor for Madison Women in Tech job listings or events? Learn more at http://sponsorship.madisonwomen.tech, or reach out to us at admin@madisonwomen.tech!
 

American Family Insurance

Open position: Venture Build Engineer (2 spots available) 

"At American Family Insurance, we know how hard our customers and employees work to achieve their dreams. That’s why, for over 90 years, we’ve made it our mission to protect those dreams. It’s all part of who we are and who we’ll always be – innovative, caring, agile, trustworthy, transparent and passionate. We’re a strong, forward-looking company and a proven leader in our industry. And if you’re looking to make a difference, we’re looking for you."

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👩🏽‍💻 Virtual Matched Pairing Night!

When: Tuesday, April 27th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Online, via Zoom


Taking inspiration from DevTogether, we're hosting a matched pairing night!

Folks can sign up to either be a "Learner" or a "Helper", specifying which areas (ie: resume review, product management, Ruby on Rails) that they're interested in either working on or helping someone with, respectively, and we'll match people based on their skillsets / interests!

All genders are welcome at this virtual event ❤️

Interested in being a "Helper"? Sign up here.

Interested in being a "Learner"? Sign up here.
RSVP for Pairing Night!
💸 VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Guide to Retirement

When: Tuesday, May 11th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Online, via Zoom


Tech jobs tend to pay well, which is great - but getting a high income is only one part of being financially secure.

In this talk, financial adviser / private client advisor Francesca Moore Colver will talk us through how to prepare for retirement.
RSVP for Guide to Retirement
🦈 ONLINE: Learn all about sharks!

When: Thursday, May 20th from 11 AM to 12 PM
Where: Online, via Zoom


Join us for another online educational experience! This time, we're learning all about sharks from an award-winning conservationist and researcher in South Africa. Because who doesn't love sharks?

Children are highly encouraged to attend. ❤️
RSVP for Sharks!

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June TBA: Pets and the transition back to work 
June TBA: Level up your resume and LinkedIn profile! (Vol. 3)

Community

Bring Your Own Brain! Celebrating neurodiversity in STEM Careers, a free webinar at Virginia Tech

When: Wednesday, April 28th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Online, via Zoom


This live, online panel discussion explores neurodiversity in the STEM workforce from the perspective of four neurodiverse individuals in various stages of their careers.

The discussion will be moderated by Carolyn Phillips, co-director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech, and includes panelists Caroline Connell, Rua Williams, and Sam Farmer. For complete information, visit https://it.vt.edu/neurodiversity.
Register HERE!

Land Your Dream Role And Increase Your Influence

Melisa Liberman is an award-winning executive coach and former tech executive who helps tech leaders achieve their biggest career goals. For many of her clients, that's overcoming self-doubt to land a role where they feel fulfilled and valuable again. For others, it's developing the strategies, tactics and mindset to overcome imposter syndrome and advance in their current organization.
Register Here
Mentors Needed for Maydm Students

Mentors provide students with resources and access to connect with industry professionals, so they are able to explore all aspects of the STEM field.  Mentors are paired with a student during the summer and then work with their mentee for an hour a month throughout the following school year.

If you or someone you know would like to work with youth interested in computers and STEM we'd love for you to apply as a mentor. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 
Apply Here

100State Community Scholarship

100state, powered by American Family Insurance-DreamBank, is thrilled to announce a new scholarship program to encourage and expand equitable access to arts and entrepreneurship across Dane County. 

This community scholarship program will award up to ten FREE, annual 100state memberships to community members in need, providing crucial facilities, resources and support for individuals to grow and succeed. 
Learn More

Job Opportunities

Interested in see your job listings here? Non-profits can send open positions for free; for-profit companies can list open positions for a small fee. Learn more at our website!

APRIL SIGNATURE SPONSOR: American Family Insurance

"At American Family Insurance, we know how hard our customers and employees work to achieve their dreams. That’s why, for over 90 years, we’ve made it our mission to protect those dreams. It’s all part of who we are and who we’ll always be – innovative, caring, agile, trustworthy, transparent and passionate. We’re a strong, forward-looking company and a proven leader in our industry. And if you’re looking to make a difference, we’re looking for you."

Venture Build Engineer (2 spots available) 

This is a hands-on role where you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of "insurance-adjacent" projects and help define their future. We’ll look to you to take initiative with new projects in determining technical fit and feasibility for projects and work to develop those concepts through MVP to a market-ready product. The hands-on element is just that: building the tech, doing technical due diligence, and exploring emerging trends. An optimal candidate will have strong technical skills as well as an understanding or interest in creating valuable businesses. Our methodology includes a lot of market validation, which means we change direction, and this role requires supporting those changes and helping understand when they are appropriate.

See additional job openings on our website!

There are currently 25 other job listings for WiT members to browse over at our brand-new website: https://madisonwomen.tech.

Happy job hunting!

View 25 job openings!

WiT Members Available to Hire

Are you currently looking for employment? Let us know! We encourage our women and nonbinary members to fill out this short form to be included in future WiT newsletters.

Looking to hire?

Bookmark this page on our website, where we'll list women and non-binary WiT members currently looking for work!

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Thank you to our ongoing sponsor!

The Madison WiT Digital Digest is an email sent by Madison Women in Tech organizers every other week to keep you informed of news, community events, conferences, volunteer opportunities and job postings.

If there's something you'd like to see included in the digest, let us know and we'll pass it along in the next appropriate edition.

MADISON WOMEN IN TECH is a supportive community of women-identifying people and nonbinary folks working or interested in technology. We are designers, entrepreneurs, lab technicians, programmers, project managers, recruiters, database analysts, QA professionals, robotics engineers and everything in-between. Through regular events, we empower and elevate women and enbies in Madison’s tech scene.

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