Erika Pessôa Q&A: Raising women’s voices with Somos Cintia Podcast

Q&A with Erika Pessôa, after her presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Somos Cintia is a podcast that has women, technology and gender equality as main topics in all episodes. This talk will discuss how this initiative is contributing to give and raise women’s voice, value their works, experiences and researches; how it has been inspiring other women to talk, tell their stories and/or pursuing a computer career. Also, it will share some challenges and tips on how to make a podcast in a “so specific” topic from scratch without any financial or material support.
About Erika
I’m from Pernambuco, Brazil and in the present time I’m pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, focusing on studying how to better retain women that choose a graduation in the computer science field and started this graduation to not give up while working at Thoughtworks Brazil as a developer consultant. I advocate gender equality and antiracism at all spaces and opportunities I have and ...

 

 

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Erika Pessôa: Raising women’s voice with Somos Cintia Podcast

Erika Pessôa's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Somos Cintia is a podcast that has women, technology and gender equality as main topics in all episodes. This talk will discuss how this initiative is contributing to give and raise women’s voice, value their works, experiences and researches; how it has been inspiring other women to talk, tell their stories and/or pursuing a computer career. Also, it will share some challenges and tips on how to make a podcast in a “so specific” topic from scratch without any financial or material support.
About Erika
I’m from Pernambuco, Brazil and in the present time I’m pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, focusing on studying how to better retain women that choose a graduation in the computer science field and started this graduation to not give up while working at Thoughtworks Brazil as a developer consultant. I advocate gender equality and antiracism at all spaces and opportunities I have and I believe that the wor...

 

 

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Stephanie Kwolek: Inventor of Kevlar

Originally published in the ebook A Passion for Science: Stories of Discovery and Invention.

by Suze Kundu

In 2001, a police lieutenant, David Spicer, was recovering in hospital after being shot in the chest and arms at point blank range. Spicer was alive to tell the tale, thanks to the Kevlar body armour that he was wearing at the time.

Kevlar thread is strong because it is made of plastic fibres in which matchstick-like molecules line up and stick to one another, giving it a specific tensile strength of over eight times that of steel wire. Kevlar fabric is even stronger because these fibres are then woven tightly together and are very difficult to prise apart. This is why Kevlar is used for body armour: the amount of energy required to break apart multiple layers of Kevlar fabric is greater compared to the energy that a bullet or a knife can impart. The bullet, knife or other weapon is slowed down and deformed by each layer until it is stopped in its tracks within the body a...

 

 

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Jan Molino Q&A: Building Power as a Female Leader

Q&A with Jan Molino, after her presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
So how do you get into the leadership role and be perceived as a leader? This talk will be about the power of building strategic networks: The biggest key to building power is to surround yourself with powerful people—YOUR NETWORK IS YOUR POWER! Learn the critical areas of power in relationships, social networks and influence, and communications. Participants will learn how to build a Power Networking Leadership Toolkit.
About Jan
Jan Molino is the President & CEO of Aspire Ascend, a consulting firm based in Washington, DC., where she provides a comprehensive portfolio of board and career development programs. She works with executive women on leadership training, business branding, board development and executive coaching. Jan is also known for her work in Women’s Leadership Forums and public speaking on leadership and gender equity. Jan’s strength and expertise is helping powerf...

 

 

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Jan Molino: Building Power as a Female Leader

Jan Molino's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
So how do you get into the leadership role and be perceived as a leader? This talk will be about the power of building strategic networks: The biggest key to building power is to surround yourself with powerful people—YOUR NETWORK IS YOUR POWER! Learn the critical areas of power in relationships, social networks and influence, and communications. Participants will learn how to build a Power Networking Leadership Toolkit.
About Jan
Jan Molino is the President & CEO of Aspire Ascend, a consulting firm based in Washington, DC., where she provides a comprehensive portfolio of board and career development programs. She works with executive women on leadership training, business branding, board development and executive coaching. Jan is also known for her work in Women’s Leadership Forums and public speaking on leadership and gender equity. Jan’s strength and expertise is helping powerful women achieve their g...

 

 

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