Author: Nakeema Stefflbauer

How Tech Integration became Tech for Global Women in Berlin

How a Tech Integration project turned into Tech for Global Women in Berlin Two years ago, I created a program to address what I saw as a gap in existing social-tech initiatives in Berlin. With a background in Middle East history, and an almost 20-year career in IT, I was excited to use tech skill training […]

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Women in Tech, CVs and Compensation

FrauenLoop: Women in Tech, CVs, and Compensation   FrauenLoop Berlin recently hosted a Meetup called “Master the Art of Salary Negotiation.” It was a hands-on workshop bringing more than 40 people together with tech talent experts to receive individualized feedback on their CVs, discuss compensation, and engage in necessary practice negotiating the gender wage gap. As a community for […]

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When Getting Back to Work is a Military Manouvre

Although it often feels that way, it isn’t only moms who struggle to re-enter the workforce: anyone with a lengthy gap in their employment history can face a rough return to professional work.

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The Story of Your Life? — Adapting Your Résumé for the Globe

Résumés are cultural artefacts — often, they tell us more about the writer’s culture than we realize. DO’S & DONT’S Would you list your marital status and/or number of children on your professional summary? If you apply for a job in Austria, you might put this on your CV. Do you include a staged, unnaturally-lit photo of […]

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What Berlin’s tech scene has in common with US mail rooms

There’s a scene in the series ‘Mad Men’ where the ad team preps to pitch to Menken’s department store and a new face is brought forward. “I had to go all the way to the mail room to find him,” one of the team says.

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Ambitious, educated refugees have a future in Germany (but not where people think)

Plenty of us “newcomers” to Germany share an inability to fit in. But Western tech workers and would-be tech workers in Berlin inhabit different worlds.

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