I am a Miwok Indian and a #WomenInTech

Being a member of a Northern Sierra Native American tribe of California, the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, makes me very fortunate. I belong to a tribe that helps maintain my connection to the Miwok culture. I try my best to do my tribal member duties, but it is difficult. I want to contribute to my culture in some small way. Strong tribal woman role models, like my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother are important to have for young tribal members to look up to, as I did. I started NAWiC because there are very few American Indians/Native Americans in higher education and the professional working world to act as the role models to young women, and I want to change that for future generations.

2015 Systers Confidence Challenge

by Zaza Soriano

A little more than a year ago, my supervisor asked if I was always this confident. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by the question. Deep down I had never thought of myself as a confident person, but the more I considered it—maybe I am… I frequently ask myself, why did person X not speak up?

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Systers Community Updates

Our Systers community continues to grow membership worldwide, but also in technical focus and affinity groups.

[1] We have a new affinity community, Native American Women in Computing. This community welcomes all Native American women in computing and technology from all of the Americas.

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