#vLadies

Episode 45: #vLadies

Need we say more? ok, we will. See the show notes.

Show notes

vLadies is an amazing movement in the #vCommunity. In this episode, we have the privilege to talk to some amazing members of the movement to find out what it’s all about, and what we can do as a community to help.

Note: Some audio distortion was found in editing and is being dealt with so please forgive us.

Topics discussed:

  • vLadies Group Intro
  • Issues Women face in Tech
    • Wage Gap
    • personal experiences
  • How can we be better allies?
    • Ladies in tech are not Secretaries or Assistants. Don’t ask them to handle tasks like note taking, or scheduling, or food/coffee procurement. Treat the ladies as equals
    • Listen more and talk less
    • Think before you speak
    • Understand your Audience
    • Don’t assume a lone lady joining a group is lost
    • Ensure the ladies in your group are welcomed/offered to speak/present
  • How can the job market be better?
    • Encourage Ladies in tech to put forth a best effort despite lacking certain skills
    • Encourage/Remind all to leverage the community/their network to find opportunities

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Hosts

Vince Wood

Vince Wood

IT Pro. HoustonVMUG Leader. 2x vExpert. Sober since April 2021. Dog dad to Penny the Corgi. Harley Rider.

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Nathan Bennett

Nathan Bennett

Worker, Gamer, Husband, Friend. Living in a multi-cloud world. AWS-SAA, CKA, VCP-CMA. #TweetsAreMyOwn #vExpert**

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Guests

Juliana Ramos

Juliana Ramos

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Lindy Collier

Lindy Collier

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Kimberly Delgado

Kimberly Delgado

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Mandy Botsko-Wilson

Mandy Botsko-Wilson

VCDX189 Cloud | Principal Architect, Customer Experience Advanced Architecture @VMware #VCDX #vExpert

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