Fearless In Training

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The Story of Alder's Birth

I think one of the most precarious assumptions in life is to assume that because you have done something before, you will know what you're doing the next time around. That simply because you've been somewhere or experienced something before that the next time will feel & be the same. I've lived long enough now to know better than to make this assumption, and yet I absolutely thought this would be the case when it came to the birth of my second son.

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Madeline Reeves
Finding Fearless

After hearing that the experience of sexism and harassment in the workplace was so incredibly universal as the experience of working women, I’ve decided it’s time for women to share their stories, and I’m starting a podcast to help them do it on a wider scale. It isn’t just all going to be tales of workplace harassment, because frankly that would get a little depressed fairly quickly. We’ll also be talking about how these women have found incredible success in spite of the obstacles they’ve faced, and sharing their strategies for addressing and pushing back against a world that is complacent in accepting and allowing sexism to feel normal. Together, we can continue to spread the word and fight to change our culture into something better.

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Raise them up: Cultivating female leaders in tech

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion at my alma mater, University of Washington. The topic was centered around what it is like to be a “Woman in Tech”, and I was joined by fellow female panelists representing from Amazon, Adobe, and Tableau to speak to the University’s Undergraduate Women in Business club. The conversation involved prepared topics, as well as questions from the young women in the audience, and it proved to be one of the most valuable hours of my time I have spent in recent memory.

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Madeline Reeves