Retaining WIT

Join the movement to keep women in tech

About the show

Research shows that 56% of women leave the tech industry during the second decade of their career. Join us as we share our stories, create an environment where women can be successful, and teach each other the skills we need to stay and thrive in the tech industry. Join the hosts Jossie Haines (Platform Engineering Director at Tile), and Jordanna Kwok (Engineering Manager at Netflix) as they share their experiences in the tech industry, and interview others to share unique stories and skills around the challenges of keeping women in tech.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Darlene Rouleaux on Momming in Tech

    Episode  |  August 14th, 2019  |  18 mins 53 secs

    Jossie and Jordanna talk with Darlene Rouleaux who has spent 13 years in tech as either an engineer or engineering manager. Currently, she is a UI/UX software engineer at Schneider Electric, as well as a mom of two young kids. They discuss with Darlene the challenges of being a mom in tech, as well as her transition from individual contributor to manager and back.

  • Karen Catlin on Being Better Allies

    Episode  |  June 5th, 2019  |  31 mins 46 secs
    diversity

    Jossie and Jordanna talk with Karen Catlin, leadership coach and diversity advocate, about her start in the tech industry, the challenges of staying in the tech, how to be better allies to women and other underrepresented groups.

  • Introducing the Retaining WIT Podcast

    Episode  |  April 6th, 2019  |  1 min 12 secs
    intro, teaser

    Research shows that 56% of women leave after 10 to 20 years in the tech industry. It’s been terrific to see the momentum around getting girls and women into tech, but how do we ensure that they find long term success in the industry? Join Jossie Haines, Platform Engineering Director at Tile, and Jordanna Kwok, Engineering Manager at Netflix as we share our stories and teach each other the skills to stay and thrive in the industry. On each episode, we invite a guest to talk to us about their unique experiences and discuss solutions for creating an environment where women can be successful. Retaining WIT is coming soon!