Women: Computer Science is a Superpower

“We’ve never been told ‘no’ here”


Ever wonder how to land that dream job…the one that will really fulfill you and make a difference in the world? Or wonder what it takes to get there? When your heart wants to leap, but your brain doubts or fear strikes, it can be helpful to meet successful female role models. Women who didn’t let doubts, fears, naysayers and even failure stop them.

Brianne Burrowes, founder and editor of I Want Her Job, wants to introduce you to these women. After spending a week on Microsoft’s main campus to get an underground look at the people behind the products, she’s sharing advice and “how to get here” tactics from smart, ambitious, beautiful women across the company who defy the geek girl stereotype. These women are approachable, kind and helpful, and they’re sharing their career stories with you through I Want Her Job’s “Women at Microsoft Week.”

In the series you will meet four accomplished women at Microsoft, including:

We hope you will read these stories and see that these women’s success is attainable. We want and need more women in technology. It’s that simple.

Find out the secret sauce for getting a job at Microsoft by reading the five skills – you may not know about – Microsoft recruiters look for. Then visit Microsoft Careers so you can join Denise, Kara, Jessica, Susan and their teams. And channel your curiosity, ambition and passion to make your own footprint on the world.


Related information:

Have you ever participated in Grace Hopper? If not, you’re missing out. Join thousands of women in technology: For once, be part of the majority. I guarantee you’ll make new friends and leave feeling inspired! Be a Part of It – Grace Hopper 2014, October 8-10.

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Read about the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

7 ways women in computer science can find balance between work and family

Codess Founder Alexa Glick shares her story about how she turned her career around: Why I dropped out of Computer Science

Talk with us on Facebook at Women at Microsoft and follow us on Twitter @MicrosoftWomen. Connect with Angela @angelaprgirl, Brianne @brianneburrowes and I Want Her Job @iwantherjob.

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