Becoming AWSome, Women's History Month 2024 Special Edition

Becoming AWSome, Women's History Month 2024 Special Edition

Highlighting leaders from Women at Amazon and championing ID&E

Ray Thomas
Amazon Employee
Published Mar 5, 2024
Last Modified Mar 13, 2024
🎙️ Hosted by Ray Thomas and Jenna Lass: The AWS Twitch Podcast "Becoming AWSome" featured a special episode dedicated to Women's History Month, engaging listeners with the personal and professional stories of women in the tech industry.
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  • 🌟 Inspirational Guests: Shalu Nigam, Aisha Lawrey, Alysha Perisho, and Christina Mitine, shared their experiences, discussing challenges, achievements, and the significance of mentorship and support networks in their careers.
  • 💬 Diverse Discussions: The conversation delved into topics like diversity, inclusion, overcoming discrimination, and balancing personal life with professional demands, illustrating the multifaceted challenges women face in tech.
  • 💡 Powerful Narratives: Stories of perseverance, the importance of allyship, mentorship experiences, and navigating motherhood while pursuing a tech career highlighted the resilience and determination of the panelists.
  • 🚀 Breaking Barriers: Each guest's journey underscored the evolving landscape of the tech industry toward greater inclusion and equality, offering insights into how they thrived despite obstacles.
  • 🤝 Call to Action for Equality: The episode emphasized the need for advocacy for gender equality, encouraging both men and women to support diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace.
  • 🌈 Key Takeaways:
    • The critical need for allyship and support from both men and women.
    • The inspirational power of sharing personal stories to motivate and uplift others.
    • The importance of ongoing efforts to foster a more equitable and inclusive tech environment.
  • 🌐 Inspirational Moments:
    • Collective action and personal resilience can have a transformative impact.
    • Mentorship and open dialogues are crucial in overcoming industry challenges.
    • Celebrating women's achievements encourages future generations to aspire and succeed.
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Women’s History Month began as National Women’s Week, the first official recognition of women’s contribution to history, culture, and modern society in 1980. Over the next seven years, the movement grew, and in 1987, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to designate the entire month of March as Women’s History Month (WHM).
Founded in 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event on March 8 that observes women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. IWD not only champions gender equity but also uplifts the voices and experiences of women.
Purple, green and white are the colors of International Women's Day. Purple signifies justice and dignity, and being loyal to the cause. Green symbolizes hope. White represents purity, albeit a controversial concept. The colors originated from the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK in 1908.

Women's Career Game Day

Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in networking and connecting with Women in Tech and learning from their stories and experiences!
Anyone interested in career opportunities at AWS - we hire Solution Architects, Customer Success Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Development Managers, Program Managers, and more!
Come learn about our culture, career opportunities, and what it’s like to be a Woman in Tech working at AWS.
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Reach out of you'd like to be invited: careergameday@amazon.com

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