In Systerhood with Grace

Systers received a special invitation from the Grace Hopper Heritage Committee to attend Grace Hopper’s Wreath Laying Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The community was excited and many area D.C. Systers planned on attending and RSVP early. The significance of this event came full circle for the community as the first Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing was held in Washington, D.C. in 1994.

Kiara Lynne Says “Yes” to Microsoft

I talked to one of my male friends who also studied Computer Science and he point blank told me to tell Microsoft “NO”. He said “if they didn’t want you for the Software Engineer position, then you really shouldn’t accept it.” Other friends were telling me the same thing that maybe Microsoft wasn’t going to be a good fit. But why not? I really had to reflect on my experiences and what I have been capable of doing. The fact that Microsoft saw my potential made me feel confident in my skills and willingness to take on new challenges.