On March 8 was International Women’s Day! 🙋🏾🙆🏼🙋🏽💁🏻🙋💁🏿
I decided to message women that I am inspired by, who I am lucky to call my friends (and family). My awesome friend, who changed careers to become a 3D artist, who taught me countless tips and tricks about animation, so that I passed my class at uni (I wasn’t not very good at it 😝). My good friend, who gave birth to her second baby girl just recently and has always been there for me. My sister, who is an amazing friend to me, crazy enough to walk(!) from Aix-en-Provence to Lyon in France (she’s freakin badass) and is learning Arabic to better understand refugees in Germany.
Happy International Women’s Day! 😊
The first to reply were my sister, grandma and mom. They had started their day with compiling a list of popular and important women and then posted it to our group chat (yes, my grandma is badass too - she uses Skype and WhatsApp).
Sophie Scholl, Hildegard von Bingen, Marie Curie, Jane Austen, Angela Merkel, Anne Frank, …
The list goes on and on. 😁
I wanted to do something similar and highlight women on Twitter, who inspire me each and every day. This was when I realized that Jeff Triplett had been posting a series of tweets with very much the same idea. Head over to Jeff’s blog for a recap! (yay Jeff 👍)
I thought this is a great idea, so here we are. Please note that my list is far from being complete, not ordered and largely based on my twitter feed from the Open Source community, the Python and Golang communities or tech in general.
Thanks to #IWD and people tweeting about it, I am now following more amazing women on Twitter! I have already bookmarked several blog posts and conference talks! 😃