Thriving in Technology (TinT)

Talking careers and tips to thrive while working in the hi-tech industry

About the show

The Thriving in Technology (TinT) podcast focuses on the lives and careers of women in the technology field. It shares real stories told by real people to entertain, teach, inspire, and support this community. Our guests are encouraged to recount work and life challenges including what went well and not-so-well, tips and tricks for getting the most out of the day, lessons learned, etc. Events, industry news and predictions, social media trends – nothing is off limits.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 27: Grace Hopper Celebration 2022 - Part 1

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2022  |  37 mins 2 secs

    Brandi Einhorn and Amy Vargas discussed their involvement in the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), as guests on today's show. GHC is sponsored by and is the largest technical conference for women and non-binary individuals.

  • Episode 26: Grace Hopper Celebration 2020 - Sitting down with NetApp Scholars

    Episode  |  November 25th, 2020  |  48 mins 52 secs
    early in career, women in technology

    In this episode, we sit down with NetApp Scholars--young women selected to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration, held virtually in October 2020. NetApp's Autymn Harris joins us along with scholars: Bhoomi Kalpesh Patel, Bhagyashri Gundal, Janani Krishnan, Rae Caligan, and Rachel Hanes.

  • Episode 25: The Speaker Journey for the Grace Hopper Celebration 2020

    Episode  |  September 29th, 2020  |  33 mins 55 secs
    ghc20, grace hopper celebration, mentoring circles, speakers bureau, vghc

    In this episode, we chat with Mercedes Adams, MJ Schmitt, Kim Weller, and Phoebe Goh about creating presentations for the Grace Hopper Celebration, including the journey to acceptance along with the community of support developed along the way.

  • Episode 24: Having Difficult Conversations that Matter

    Episode  |  September 14th, 2020  |  52 mins 58 secs
    black lives matter, conversations about race, women in technology

    We're talking about something different this time, we're talking about how to get better at having courageous conversations about diversity and racism. We are joined by previous guests, Nadine Cummings and Mercedes Adams.

  • Episode 23: What's in your pocketbook? Tools that help us cope in uncertain times

    Episode  |  May 27th, 2020  |  35 mins 24 secs
    coping skills, coronavirus, covid-19, journals, podcasts, women in tech

    We are pleased to welcome our guest Nadine Cummings, as we talk about what's in our pocketbook--the tools we all use to help us cope with the uncertainty we feel in these unprecedented days.

  • Episode 22: Our New Normal--Working from Home

    Episode  |  April 8th, 2020  |  48 mins 16 secs
    new norm, podcast, remote work, working from home

    We sit down with some folks--Mercedes Adams, Chris Olsen and Matt Underhill--all three new to full-time remote work-from-home. We've learned a few things along the way--including hacking your home for the office, emotional highs and lows of a new "normal" along with some predictions for what new norms we to expect when we return to the office.

  • Episode 21: Get into the Mentor Circle with Rachelle Helton

    Episode  |  March 23rd, 2020  |  25 mins 43 secs

    We sit down with Rachelle Helton, to discuss how to allow your contacts to become your mentors, how to grow your networking skills. No matter what stage you are in your career, these skills will help you feel empowered to engage your network and master your own future.

  • Episode 20: Making friends with Influence with Dana Iskoldski

    Episode  |  March 9th, 2020  |  27 mins 37 secs
    influence marketing, podcasts, relationship building, women in tech

    We sit down with Dana Iskoldski of Blue Cat Networks to talk about influence marketing--what it is and how you make friends with others in your industry.

  • Episode 19: Navigating the Social Graph with Data Chick Karen Lopez

    Episode  |  November 14th, 2019  |  39 mins 33 secs
    karen lopez, netapp-insight; women in tech, wit

    During the recent NetApp INSIGHT 2019 event in Las Vegas, we were able to sit down with independent data analyst, NASA enthusiast, and blogger, Karen Lopez.

  • Episode 18: GHC19 NetApp Women In Tech Scholars

    Episode  |  October 17th, 2019  |  43 mins 30 secs
    ghc19, students, women in tech

    In this episode, we sit down with three women selected for the first Annual NetApp Scholars program for the Grace Hopper Celebration: Burlyn Andall-Blake, Zariah Cameron and Anna Weber. NetApp sponsored 18 women to attend the GHC19 conference, and we chat with them about their experiences, along with program leads Autymn Harris and Lindsey Street.

  • Episode 17: Coming Clean with Dana K. White

    Episode  |  September 17th, 2019  |  47 mins 45 secs
    blogging, clutter, organized home, podcast

    In this episode, we are joined by Dana K. White, author of two books: "How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind" and "Decluttering at the Speed of Life." We sat down with her to talk about overcoming the project brain, overcoming the Container Store, along with the joys of blogging and podcasting.

  • Episode 16: Navigating the Content Fabric

    Episode  |  September 2nd, 2019  |  32 mins 29 secs
    product documentation, women in technology

    In this episode, we chat with NetApp's Jennifer Kaufman, as she talks information engineering--more than just content and documentation, background at NetApp, her experience as a woman in technology and the sport of kettlebell.