Eleven years ago, I started as an Industrial Engineer developing lean projects at Bosch. I've always loved math and engineering, but with time I realised that my creative side needed to come out more often and play.
After that, if I wasn't working in startups, I was organizing tech events, like Startup Weekends. As I wanted to do something about the lack of diversity in the tech community, I ended up organizing the first programming workshop for women in Portugal — Rails Girls Porto. Since then, I have been promoting D&I among RGSoC, Geekettes and other initiatives.
Wearing different hats at distinct sized organizations, allowed me to build up my knowledge in design, marketing, operations, product and project management. I try to combine this knowledge to bring a fresh perspective to what I do. Working at Feedzai where I lead the Employer Branding, Culture and Social Impact projects is an example of that.
Funny things about me: I am a fan of Saint Seya and X-Men since I was a child — nowadays I am watching Haikyuu and Noragami; Before I was accepted in Engineering, I got in two other colleges to major in Architecture and Microbiome and Genetics Biology; I have two cats, Mia Sofia and Tiago Miguel Pinho; I believe in eating ice cream for breakfast (the healthy kind)!
I am looking for full-time or part-time jobs in multimedia and product design, project management and operations.
I have a soft spot for tech related companies, especially if their products or services focus on areas like diversity and inclusion, health, well-being and the environment.
Work is love. For me, it's incredibly motivating to think about how we as human beings can make this world a better place through our work. And that's love.
Having multiple interests and backgrounds only strenghtens my work, not the other way around. Looking at each project from different perspectives brings innovation.
Inclusive and "people's first" teams are the awesomest! Culture reflects on everything an organization does, from the product to the communication. And I'll do my best to contribute positively to that culture.
My work will never be perfect but I do care about the details. Every work is a craft if we approach it with the right attitude.
I will figure things out. I am not afraid of admitting that I don't know how to do something. More than anything I believe in honesty.
Be respectful of people's time and attention. Being loud isn't the best way for people to notice you exist. Providing value is. This is a great attitude to have in life, but also particularly important in marketing.
I remember being at a coffee shop in Lisbon with a friend when he talked about Rails Girls and programming workshops for womxn. Long story short, I knew I had to bring those workshops to Portugal and in March of 2013, the first Rails Girls workshop ever organized in this country happened in Porto.
Rails Girls Porto 2013 Friday Night Hug.
Moderating the Global Geekettes Meetup Panel during Web Summit Lisbon 2016.
Friday Afternoon Hug with RGSoC's team and alumna.
Geekettes interview for National Portuguese TV station RTP1.
There are no words to describe the happiness and excitement when we gather women in events around science and technology. I feel privileged to be able to welcome women and other minorities to tech, a place that has always been theirs, but for many many reasons it might seem like they don't belong there.
The United Nations estimates that we need 170 years to reach "gender parity". We really can't wait that long because just like Neil deGrasse Tyson says, "Science and Tecnology are the engines of the economy of the future", and last time I checked, technology is evolving exponentially, so we need to get going if we want to build the future society of the future that is both diverse and inclusive for all of its citizens.
I am available for writing articles and talks about diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, privilege and empathy.
If you would like to invite me to speak or have any other questions, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.