As I was working on my post for this week, Lindsay (our social media manager) asked me to tie it in to Thanksgiving. I thought about that for a couple of days, and then it hit: Barbiegate. I don’t have much to add to the uproar, but it did make me think about how grateful I am for my experience in high-tech.
My mom got me interested in computers—she came home with an Apple IIe one day because she wanted to learn how to code. (Yes, I have a cool mom.)
From my first job after graduation to today, I’ve been thankful to have worked with incredibly smart, talented, and, yes, technical women. Fresh out of college, I worked for Nancy, the director of IT at Wang Laboratories and my first mentor. Since her, there have been many others. Some started companies that were acquired by Microsoft for their groundbreaking code; some are lifelong testers, coders, program managers, and product planners; some are smart, insightful tech journalists and analysts.
I’m thankful to have worked on amazing products over the years, and to be a part of this extraordinary, ever changing industry. I’m thankful to be part of a fantastic team here at Parallels, working on products our customers love. Products that make magic—and make people more productive.
Here are a few of the products I’m thankful to have played a role in producing. What are you thankful for this week?
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