Over the past six months there's been 156 webinars, over 1,000 connections between members and over 900 pieces of content uploaded to the platform! To wrap up the year, we're going to feature some of this year's best content in our December newsletters as chosen by you, our wonderful members.

What Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lessons has the Coronavirus Pandemic Taught us? - (Article)

Nuray Ozbay, Board Director @ UN Women SF Chapter

The coronavirus pandemic has been impacting our lives tremendously. Apart from being a major public health crisis, its widespread effects have been transforming our economic status, jobs, social relationships, and day to day lives substantially. There is growing evidence that the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affects women and people of color, posing higher health and safety risks to these particular groups. 

An Engineering Manager’s Toolkit - (Video)

Caroline O'Reilly, Director of Engineering @ Workday

Becoming A Successful Tech Lead - (Article)

Aoife Shannon, Technology Team Lead @ Isobar

It is a transition that happens for most people climbing their career ladder, you find something you enjoy, you become confident in your knowledge, you work hard towards promotions, then BAM! You’ve done the job so well that you are no longer the “do-er” but the “oversee-er”. The tech industry is a prime example of where this transition can be particularly tricky.

Remote Facilitation: Enabling Impactful Remote Collaboration - (Video)

Kirsten Clacey and Jay-Allen Morris, Remote Team, Coaches @ eyeo

Collaboration in remote meetings doesn't have to be difficult, learn how to make it effective, enjoyable and valuable. Join Kirsten Clacey and Jay-Allen Morris, Remote Team Coaches at eyeo as they detangle some of the complexities of remote collaboration and share some practical ways to improve these spaces.

Burnout is Not a 'Must' for Women in Product Management - (Article)

Lilia Gorbachik, Product Manager @ Intermedia

“I’m sorry.” This is the most common phrase that I hear from women at the beginning of their careers. A job in Product Management is not easy, but it is rewarding. You don’t have a North Star metric that tells you how good you are as a Product Manager so it forces you to push yourself forward, again and again. 

The Secret Sauce of Motherhood: Past, Present & Future - (Podcast)

Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director @ Deloitte

In another episode of Ascend Sessions, we are joined by Ivana Bartoletti who is currently a Technical Director at Deloitte as well as a mother of two amazing children. We discuss motherhood, expectations and reality of working mothers before the pandemic, now and what the potential future can look like for all working parents, especially our professional mothers. 

How To Design An Android App: App Development (Session 1) - (Video)

Samira Cheurfi, Android Developer @ Trainline

In a series of four webinars, we will take you through a glimpse into all things Android, how to design an Android-specific app and to debunk any myths around mobile development.  In this first session of the series we will be looking at programming an app from scratch. We will cover how layouts work, how to deal with user events, how to get and display data from a remote data source and how to store data locally. As part of this webinar, we'll also use background tasks for any long-lasting processes. 

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