Highlight a Woman: SA Women Talk Tech

by Kristen Abell

I know that I’ve highlighted our bloggers before, but I think they deserve more than one post – they’re that amazing. This blog was started just over two years ago, and during that time, we have gotten to work with some fabulous women in tech. These bloggers have written 421 posts (or roughly 15 posts a month) over a variety of topics – both tech-related and student affairs. They’ve presented and done podcasts. They’ve created infographics and tweeted. They are, in short, outstanding representations of women in student affairs and technology. But enough about “they” – just exactly who are these fabulous women?

Colleen – Colleen has been with us since the beginning, and she has been an incredibly active blogger for us. Her experience with new motherhood has given her some additional insight into using technology as a mom, but she’s also big into fitness apps and tech tools.

Jennifer – Jennifer has long been into technology, and she has her own blog where she promotes “Tech Lady Tuesdays.” I was fortunate enough to meet Jennifer F2F at #NASPATech two years ago, where we presented on the state of women in technology.

Anitra – Anitra is our blogger who is always bringing social justice and technology together – she’s pretty awesome like that. Also, she is a fellow Buffy fan, so of course I adore her.

Jess – Jess is the Queen of the Infographic – both for our blog and for student affairs in general. She does amazing work, and her special brand of geekiness makes them even more amazing. Geeks unite!

Lauren – Lauren is our graduate student blogger extraordinaire. Anyone crazy enough to add blogging to their already full grad student schedule is just crazy enough to be blogging with us!

Valerie – Although Valerie is an all-around tech gal, she keeps us sharp on our social media use. Plus, not only is she a fellow Buffy fan, she’s also my favorite new pen pal!

Julia – Julia is our newest blogger, and we can’t wait to see what she’s going to bring to our blog. We’re just thrilled to have her on board!

Kathryn – My co-editor and partner in crime, Kathryn has also been with us since the early days, and she is an incredible asset to our blog. It wouldn’t happen without her help!

Brenda – Last, but most certainly not least – our co-founder and co-editor for the first two years, Brenda is my partner in crime in more ways than you can imagine. She has been my boss, my fellow blogger, and my friend. She brings the important feminism and tech topics to our blog, and she is a support to me in too many ways to list here.

Did I tell you they were amazing, or did I tell you they were amazing? I could not be more proud of what this blog has become from its early imaginings, and I could not be more lucky to have such a great group of bloggers (and even past bloggers!) to work with – you all deserve to be highlighted every day.

Do you know one of our bloggers? Tell us why you think they’re amazing and share the love (it is Valentine’s Day, after all)!

Highlight a Woman: SA Women Talk Tech


by Kristen Abell

Well, we here at SA Women Talk Tech are starting a new blogging schedule, and as usual, that means there are changes afoot. We schedule out for three months at a time, which gives us a chance to evaluate what’s working, what’s not, recruit new bloggers, and give our seasoned bloggers a rest. And this time, we’re even giving one of our editors a well-deserved rest. Brenda Bethman has stepped down from editing to focus on other projects at work, but she will still be blogging with us (yay!). Lucky for us, we have recruited some amazing bloggers over the years, and one of them has stepped up to fill Brenda’s spot – Kathryn Magura will be one of the co-editors for our blog starting with this round. We are way excited to have her helping out in the editor role – woohoo!

And though we’ve also had a couple of bloggers step down for a bit this go-round, we’ve been able to recruit a fresh face – Valerie Heruska. One of the things we love doing at SA Women Talk Tech is recruiting new writers to give our blog a well-rounded perspective. Later today we’ll be posting an introduction post from Valerie so you can get to know her better. Welcome aboard!

Although there are a few other changes afoot behind the scenes, we hope that you’ll continue to enjoy and share what we’re posting. If you ever have suggestions or comments, feel free to let us know! Welcome to our new schedule at Student Affairs Women Talk Tech!