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The week of powerful women: Meet your new BFF Emily Graslie, Celebrate the birthdays of two pioneering tech ladies plus the appointment of two to BIG leadership positions and more.

1. Coding is believing – why designers need to learn to code

Our friend, Happy Cog web designer @katiekovalcin, wrote this great post on how she stopped being a hater & learned to code http://bit.ly/1fa23rB 

 

2. Two big career moves for influential female leaders

Twitter Finally Gets A Woman On Board With Marjorie Scardino  http://bit.ly/IVoUwb  and Mary Barra Just Made History as CEO of General Motors http://bit.ly/1fajEj8

 

3. Happy Birthday Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace!

This week we celebrated the birthdays of two of our heroes: Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace.

 

Want to meet today’s pioneering women in tech? Check out the “Our Skillcrushes” series on our blog!

4. Meet Emily Graslie, your new BFF

Science YouTuber Delivers The Perfect Response To Sexist Commenters http://huff.to/1cmFQqm  (ps. subscribe to her AWESOME show’s YouTube  channel here.)

 

5. Color of the Year 2014

Pantone’s colour of 2014 has been announced. It’s called Radiant Orchid http://bit.ly/1bL26vI 

 

Side note: We’ve had a particularly exciting week at Skillcrush! Check out the mad props we got on:

 

Mashable: You’ll make more money if you learn to code

Elle.com: Why we need women who code

 

We hope you’ve had a great week!

 

 

Deepina Kapila

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with diverse tech experience across Fortune 500 companies, early-stage start-ups, government agencies & non-profits. Dee works at mobile product design studio Funsize, in Austin Texas where she lives with her husband, 2 border collie mixes, & 2 cats.

In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, reading on her Kindle & scuba diving in her hometown (Curaçao - an island in the Caribbean!).

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