Is your tech career over at 40? This 51-year-old Engineering Manager at Netflix doesn’t think so

Lisa Shissler Smith Jumble and Flow

Throughout my tech career, my female colleagues and I have quietly questioned: What does a career in tech look like after kids? After 40? Lisa Shissler Smith, 51-year-old Engineering Manager at Netflix, sums it up this way: There are places where you don’t have to prove your existence every day. Find those.

Queens of vinyl: female record store owners share the secrets to success and struggles that became strengths

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In 2021, opening your own record store sounds like a romantic daydream for most of us. These female record store owners show that, while it may not be romantic, creating a thriving and viable vinyl business can be done.

How Carrie Maultsby-Lute balances the guilt of motherhood during COVID with leaning into her career

Retired professional figure skater, boy mom, wife, globe trotter, multi-passionate Oaklander, Carrie Maultsby-Lute talks about how she’s handling all of life’s big challenges.

No. 1 Spanish radio personality La Bronca on becoming a CEO and Instagram influencer during COVID

La Bronca Jumble and Flow

Sylvia Del Valle shares what it’s been like to hit 1 million Instagram followers and launch Dieta 911 during a pandemic that’s disproportionately impacted her Hispanic audience.

Kamala Harris and a history of female firsts

Kamala Harris Female Firsts

The first female lawyer, the first woman president of a bank, the first Black journalist to accompany a president, the first transgender woman to serve on a city council, and more U.S. pioneers.