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Women at Work

“Planning, Planning And More Planning” How This Woman Works For The Washington Post From Armenia

What is your current position?


I am a front end developer for The Washington Post. I am responsible for the feature development and planning, code re-factoring, etc.

How would you describe a typical work day?

My work day starts with reading and answering my emails, if necessary, and checking the current statuses of the tasks and features, which I am responsible for. After working for a couple of hours, I go to the gym, or meet my friends at lunch time. Then, I go to home and continue my work where the rest of the team is joining. My catchup meetings start at 6 p.m. for me because of the time zone difference.

What advice would you give other women interested in working remotely?

If you can organize your time efficiently, working remotely is a great opportunity to do the job required and have a lot of time for your self development and for doing the things you like. It’s a great way not to spend your hours at the office because you have to be there.

Do you have any strategies for staying efficient outside of an office? What tools do you use?

My strategies for being efficient are planning, planning and more planning. I plan my day and I know what I will be doing each hour.

What are the biggest challenges about working remotely? How have you overcome them?

The biggest challenges for me were when I was starting the project, and I needed a lot of information. Since I am not in the same time zone as the rest of the team, I had to find a lot of things myself.

What did you like best about working with PowerToFly?

I am very happy with my PowerToFly team and my talent managers. They are always with you and welcome to help if you need anything.

Quip

9 Tips for Hosting a Successful, Collaborative Hackathon, from Quip

A company that is built around offering modern collaboration software needs to believe in the power of bringing people together.

Luckily, that's just what Quip is all about.

Their annual three-day hackathon Quiprupt is an example of what collaboration looks like not just as a product offering but also as a core tenet of company culture. We asked participants from Quiprupt 2021 to tell us about their experience coming together to ship cool stuff—and how Quip's culture sets them up to be able to find meaningful work while building better products.

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Career Advice

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation in a Fast-Paced Environment

Insight from YouGov's Victoria Ganusceac

Victoria Ganusceac knew she wanted to be a product manager, but the HR manager at the company where she was working at the time wasn't on board.

Not immediately, anyways.

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How I Took Action Against Anti-Asian Racism– At Work and In My Personal Life

If you've been paying attention to the news recently, you likely have noticed a sharp rise in Anti-Asian racism. Members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have been vocal in bringing awareness to the heightened racial discrimination they have faced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, in some cases, have had tragic consequences.

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20 Lessons from 66 Working Moms Balancing Family and Career

Experience is the greatest teacher, and the experience of being a mom is particularly chock-full of learning opportunities.

We know from the examples set by our coworkers and friends just how good moms are at juggling competing responsibilities and priorities. ("If you want to make sure something gets done, give it to a busy person" would be even more accurate if it was changed to "give it to a working mom.")

So this Mother's Day, we decided to ask working moms at our partner companies about the secret sauce that connects parenting experience to being better and happier at work.

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