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Meet our mentees - Verena

“You should just look around and especially use networks like the one from moinworld, because you learn so much more about what you can try out or which events you can participate in - it’s also much more fun together than sitting alone in front of the laptop.” Today we interviewed Verena who joined our mentoring program as a mentee. The interview was conducted by Katharina Platzer. She is currently in her master studies while working as a Product Owner in the Automotive sector and is volunteering for moinworld.

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Meet our mentors - Meri

“Moving to Germany it was hard to find yourself in a community, to make friends and connections and to understand the culture, because everything was basically frozen in the pandemic. Moinworld was a great help, because everything was moved to online and we kept communicating and connecting with each other.” Today we interviewed Meri who first joined our mentoring program as a mentee and is now a mentor in our program.

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Meetup with ThoughtWorks

ThoughWorks is partnering with moinworld to increase the number of women in technology and motivate girls for tech careers. Yesterday we met for our first joint Meetup with ThoughtWorks to discuss about how to influence Software Quality and Wellbeing. For everyone who could not join please read here what you have missed and please already mark your calendar for the next Meetup together with ThoughtWorks which will be happening September 16th.

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Company Spotlight - ThoughtWorks

moinworld is partnering with ThoughtWorks to increase the number of women in technology and motivate girls for tech careers. Today we spoke with Aileen Pistorius (Head of Marketing) and Susanne Kirndorfer (Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) about how ThoughtWorks is addressing the gender gap in IT and how it is like to work for a company like ThoughtWorks. How do you describe ThoughtWorks in three words? Susanne: Community, Diversity, Passion

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Meet our mentees - Julie

“I just signed up for an SQL class at moinworld, which I ended up really liking! This has encouraged me to continue with programming and data analysis” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I’m Julie, 27 years old and have just started as a Junior Data Scientist. I completed my training as a shipping clerk and have worked in logistics for the last few years until I decided to make a career change.

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Meet our mentees - Valerie

“when I connected with moinworld and Women Techmakers and started networking and hearing stories from women in technology that were doing things that I never considered. Hearing about their journeys made me rethink where I wanted to “go” next” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I am Valerie. I was born in the US. I lived and studied in London for just over 2 ½ years.

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Meet our mentees - Valerie

“when I connected with moinworld and Women Techmakers and started networking and hearing stories from women in technology that were doing things that I never considered. Hearing about their journeys made me rethink where I wanted to “go” next” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I am Valerie. I was born in the US. I lived and studied in London for just over 2 ½ years.

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Meet our mentors - Subhashini

“I usually do my own technical work. I learned a lot about didactic by being a mentor. How to make people without knowledge in this field understand technical topics. The professional exchange and explaining something in easy words to a beginner was a really good opportunity for me, because I have never done that before.” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? Hi, my name is Subhashini Madhavan.

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How to get girls excited about computer science

Computer science as a compulsory elective only makes sense if the lessons are well done and the subject is taught in an exciting way. In some cases, students are left behind in STEM subjects and then a “can’t, don’t want” aversion develops. **How can we get more girls interested in computer science at school? We asked female students and talked to Jola and Lilian about their motivation for STEM subjects.

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How to get girls excited about computer science

Computer science as a compulsory elective only makes sense if the lessons are well done and the subject is taught in an exciting way. In some cases, students are left behind in STEM subjects and then a “can’t, don’t want” aversion develops. **How can we get more girls interested in computer science at school? We asked female students and talked to Jola and Lilian about their motivation for STEM subjects.

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