We will be hearing from other moms who are currently in the tech industry which has been voted a top industry for mothers. We will hear from software developers to program managers but all have one common thing: they successfully balance work life and mom life. If you’re interested in a career in tech bring your questions and learn from these mom bosses!
Karina’s official title is CRM Dynamics Developer at Heritage Academies, but her work doesn’t stop there. She instructs coding classes for Grand Circus. Karina is also a co-host on the Brown Eyes and Caramel Thighs podcast, which discusses issues that affect the modern minority (brown), woman. Karina is a mom of one and an avid runner.
This event is brought to you by:
Project Rising TIDE connects local residents to introductory and advanced coding training opportunities while enhancing the talent pool to support local companies. We believe that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” By actively supporting both people and businesses, we all grow stronger together.
Grand Circus trains Michigan’s next generation of programmers and connects businesses to truly talented people. With campuses in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are the state’s largest tech-focused learning institution.
Grand Circus offers immersive 12- or 26-week coding bootcamp in three language tracks: Front-End, C# .NET or Java. We’re proud to have more graduates and employer connections than any other bootcamp in Michigan.
momHIVE is a co-working space for ambitious moms. Located in the heart of Grand Rapids on Wealthy St, they provide a clean, distraction-free workspace for remote working parents. This women friendly, mom-centric co-working space builds community and connection while preserving the sanity of mothers used to working at home.
The Various Characters organization is a way for West Michigan’s women in tech to connect with each other, through a variety of platforms. Their vision to provide a network for any womxn new to the area or new to tech to plug into, is driving programs like: a virtual happy hour, a thriving Slack group, an asynchronous mentoring community.