“As an English major at UC Berkeley, how did I wind up at my first two or three jobs in tech, on an engineering team? I knew how to build websites since high school, but it was just a hobby. I never had these expectations for myself. I did not realize this until later: that was an exception but at the time, I thought that was normal. It’s much harder to come from a humanities degree into an engineering team in today’s competitive market. What I can do today is help share these stories at Girl Geek X…”
Will you be my mentor? Groups zero in on women’s needs
Organizations serve various demographics: Millennial-minded network Levo; Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In; technology-industry dinner series Girl Geek X; and the cannabis industry’s Women Grow.