The Woman Behind Coffee & Coded
Growing up, I wanted to be a professional hula-hooper. I was really good at hula-hooping as a child, and I distinctly remember telling my mother that was my dream. I’m still pretty bummed that she talked me out of it but I still do it in my spare time. By the time I got to college, I wanted to pursue a career that enabled me to support my family and I thought a business or finance degree was the only thing that could make that happen. I went to NYU for economics and worked in finance until last year before I transitioned into technology.
I am now a Product Manager at iFundWomen and the founder of Coffee & Coded where I help teach women how to code. Being an entrepreneur means I struggle with the feeling of not doing enough. Sometimes I feel like I don't give enough time to my family or friends and other times I feel like I am behind on work. On top of that, I have a difficult time being a delegator and allowing other people to help me. I am working hard to change that about myself because I realize how easy it is to burn out if you try to do everything by yourself. I hope to leave a path for women to feel empowered to do anything without having the fear of repercussions or imposter syndrome. The generation before us did a lot to pave the way for us, and I want to push that further.