It's Friday Win: Tell us something you are proud of!

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Hi @iynna! I haven't started the investor newsletter yet (I do remember your advice!). But here's my update and small win for the week:We just crossed $50k MRR this week. =)
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@vivienne first of all what a delight to hear from you and second YES YES YES I am loving the sound of this!Also make sure to add me to your investor update list - I want to know all that's happening ;)
vivienne's profile thumbnail
Ok I'll be sure to you add to it when I put one together!
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I accepted a job offer!
iynna's profile thumbnail
BIG BIG BIG congratulations @amrosnik - so happy for you! So what is the job and when do you start? I want the deets! :-) But truly happy for you!
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Thank you @iynna! And thank you for bringing back the Friday wins. I'm LOVING seeing what everyone else's wins are!As for me, I'll be a Cheminformatics Scientist at Atomwise starting April 12. I'll be going back to my chemistry roots, but this time in a very AI/ML-driven environment. I'm very excited! https://www.atomwise.com/
TinaReis's profile thumbnail
I took a look at the website and it sounds exciting! Congrats!
amrosnik's profile thumbnail
Thank you, Tina! :)
andieee's profile thumbnail
Got myself checked for cancer. (Good news: I don't have it! 🥳)
clarachan43's profile thumbnail
I’ve actually been thinking about doing this, do you mind sharing briefly why you decided to do it? (If not thats completely okay!!)
andieee's profile thumbnail
Of course! I actually noticed weird patches of skin on my breasts, and they didn't really match. After too many Google searches and anxiety attacks, I had to get myself checked. It's true what they say - better safe than sorry! 😁
clarachan43's profile thumbnail
Thanks for sharing!!
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@clarachan43 Hello ladies! I could not stop myself from breaking in. I'm building a company for women to be assisted by a smart bra during their self-breast examination. We will be launching a mobile assistant first to remind the self breast examination&creating a less anxious routine. Please leave your mails! I think you both are power users! http://triwiglobal.com
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Wow wonderful @katrinav and really good that you took that step! Thank you for sharing!Did you do it as part of your annual at the GP? So happy you are all clear and healthy :) A great win for sure!
clarachan43's profile thumbnail
I finally did a workout! I was extremely sore for three days but I’m so proud of myself (and my husband who did it with me!)
iynna's profile thumbnail
WHOOHOO! Congrats! What was the workout?
clarachan43's profile thumbnail
It was a 20 minutes beginner at home workout 😭anything more than that would’ve broken me. It was by Pamela Reif on YouTube!
katyapavlopoulos's profile thumbnail
I started working out too! And was surprised that...I didn't hate it? lol. Keep it up, Clara!!
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I asked my boss if there was budget to send me to the virtual women in tech summit and we ended up finding budget to send all the women in our team! So excited to attend next week.
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As I always say "a closed mouth does not get fed" well done @becook for stepping up!
Because of work I did to surface pay inequity, 2 underrepresented incoming candidates got their offers adjusted!
iynna's profile thumbnail
That's amazing to hear! Would you share a little bit about how you achieved that? I'm sure many of us (myself incl) can learn from you!
As I'm sure you know, there's no cookie cutter formula that would work across all companies. But I was armed with data and approached HR and recruiting with questions. What do you think is an effective way for me to share the details with you and others on elpha? I'm not comfortable doing so on a public post.
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A response to the comment is good enough if you don't want to do a post and I was mostly curious to know how you did that since it can be inspiring for others.
I meant that THIS post is public and I don't want to give too many details here or I might lose my anonymity.
iynna's profile thumbnail
Got it! Nevermind then
TinaReis's profile thumbnail
I reached out to a ton of people in my network for leads, and gained three new leads this way. One of them, for which I have a meeting set up for next week, might turn into a bigger contract. I'm super excited :) Already posted this under Wins, but thank you @iynna for the suggestion to post here too. Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
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Well done Tina!
AnnaG's profile thumbnail
I gave myself permission to leave a perfectly good job because I wasn’t happy. Instead of running away, I’m running toward a position that’s more meaningful to me. Life’s too short.
iynna's profile thumbnail
Yes @AnnaG - life is too shortt to be miserable! Proud of you for putting yourself first!
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I knew for a while that it wasn’t right but I tried to stick it out for others. I learned that if I’m not happy, I’m not helping anyone around me. Took me a while to learn that lesson. Thanks for the continued encouragement, Elpha!
priyavijay's profile thumbnail
@AnnaG, I can totally resonate as I am experiencing that now. I am on hunt now but still on the edge to leave the current.
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Numerous things!My first event on Tuesday: https://elyse.in/eventLaunched my consulting website: https://elyse.fyiI keep being featured with my website https://www.NewsIn.ITWill start a new career in a week as an Engineer
iynna's profile thumbnail
Wowowow! You are on fire @eyrobinson when do you start your new job? Are you career switcher or first job out of uni?
eyrobinson's profile thumbnail
Career switcher...from Auditor. I'm excited. 🤗
iynna's profile thumbnail
GO GO GO GIRL!!!!
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I received super positive feedback on my newsletter for overlooked European founders in tech https://defty.substack.com/ (+ someone messaged me that my natural writing style is my superpower) and I got my first project as a product freelancer (without an agency in the middle)! 🥳
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Congratulations Karla! Will definitely check the newsletter out :) Out of curiosity, what does a product freelancer do?
karlaschoenicke's profile thumbnail
Thank you @iynna, would definitely love to hear what you think of the defty newsletter :)And as a product manager/owner (those terms are often used interchangeably) you can either be employed at a company with a contract or you are self-employed/freelancing and then work as an individual contributor (I believe that's how it's called mostly in the US) for one and usually several companies throughout a year.The tasks of a product person hugely depend on the business size and type (B2B/B2C) and can reach from user research/design thinking building the tech product with the development team (designers, engineers, testers) and product marketing to documentation, translation, running experiments for new ideas, joining customer calls etc. I hope this makes it more clear?
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@iynna, I am excited to report that Riskkarma.io at reducerisk.riskkarma.io, has won the Southwest Region SHRM Better Workplaces Challenge Cup and will be advancing to nationals for our AI powered Future of Work solution to reduce worker risks and improve culture 😀
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I learnt to write a small script in Powershell for check for timesheets in a folder that had multiple sub folders. It takes a good 60sec to check it manually & I probably do it at least 5 times a day when it’s payroll week. I gained an extra 5min 😊
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Finished grad school class number 11 (of 16) with an A!
iynna's profile thumbnail
Congratulations @maggiewolff! I remember you mentioned previously that you'd been in school PT since 2018 and were debating between accelerating the process to graduate earlier or keep the same schedule! This is super exciting to see that you are SO close to the finish!
maggiewolff's profile thumbnail
Thanks!! I decided to stick with my slow pace because I'm feeling burned out and could use the break during the summers.
iynna's profile thumbnail
I am glad you took the decision that worked for you! Take care of yourself in the meantime, you are literally almost there!