Being a Mom in Tech and How Women Can Overcome Imposter Syndrome

PDXWIT’s members and supporters need no introduction to Megan Bigelow, co-founder of this growing organization that today represents more than 30% of Portland’s tech workforce. Back in July, Portland journalist Kate Kaye sat down with Megan for a wide-ranging interview about being a mom in tech, about her then-new gig as director of customer reliability engineering for open source software outfit Heptio, and why human connections have been a thread throughout her life and work.

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Partner with Your Manager—An Overlooked Resource in Your Career Development

Next to you, who has the most influence on your career development? No, not a mentor. No, not a sponsor. No, not a coach. Did you think about your manager? In many discussions of career development, I observe that your manager is left out of the discussion. Yet, they have the most direct impact on your career. Partner with your manager for your career development. You may be surprised how impactful they can be.

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Tech Employee Onboarding Doesn’t Have to Suck

Like a lot of people who start businesses, Kristen Gallagher spotted a need in the market and knew she could help. Portland Journalist Kate Kaye sat down this summer to chat with her about staff onboarding and management in the rapidly-evolving tech startup environment, about the importance of choosing clients who have the right cultural fit, and about how she captured an opportunity to build a business while others might not have had the nerve.

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