My welcome to “women in tech” moment

Growing up I never thought it was unusual to be a "woman in tech." Sure, I was a girl who taught myself how to code by second grade, but I wrote that code on a computer that was largely used by my mother. I guess there weren't many women in my computer classes, but I … Continue reading My welcome to “women in tech” moment

2016 goals: Less talking, better listening

A few months ago my boss told me that I need to be careful about not giving other people a chance to talk in meetings. She noted that as one of the more experienced people on our team I have a lot to contribute and should, but she suggested I wait a bit to give … Continue reading 2016 goals: Less talking, better listening

Works for Me: Sticky Note To Do List

This is the first post in a new series I'm calling "Works for Me Wednesdays." On most Wednesdays, I'll share tips, products, and services that work to make my life easier, entertaining, or somehow better. I'll start with my to do list strategy. As I've gotten older I have more things to do and less … Continue reading Works for Me: Sticky Note To Do List

My top eight CISA exam anxieties

Next week I take the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam**. A lot of people have told me I have nothing to worry about, that I should have no problem passing the exam. When I told some coworkers that I've started doing 100 practice questions a night they said I'd "definitely be fine." I didn't … Continue reading My top eight CISA exam anxieties

To the coworker on my commute: Please leave me alone

Hello, coworker. I'm sorry if I don't look happy to see you, but to be honest I'm not happy to see you. You have violated the neutral zone between work and non-work. I know you did not mean to do this. It's an unfortunate coincidence of time and space that you ended up commuting in … Continue reading To the coworker on my commute: Please leave me alone