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On this episode learn about about Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, a data expert and one of the master minds behind the domain name protocol system and the modern internet structure. Speaking of women in IT, our interview guest is Donna Gould. Donna is the Director of IT (information technology) at Monolith, a chemical manufacturer working to offer zero-emission, low-cost clean hydrogen. Donna’s background covers the full breadth of technology - infrastructure, databases, application development, and more!
Meet Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins! Beginning in August of 2021 Chief Ewins is the first woman to ever serve at the Chief of Police in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, has completed the FBI National Academy; Harvard Kennedy School’s State and Local Government; and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. On this episode we talk about her journey, leadership lessons, learning, and everything in between.In March 2022 the Women Lead conference was sponsored by the University of Nebraska Colleges of Business and Law. The Girls Code Lincoln podcast is proud to feature the speakers from the event in our EmpowHER podcast series, in addition to our regular monthly episodes. You can also check out the 2020-2021 EmpowHER video series on our youtube channel.  
Taking a break is part of being leader and Aakriti and Elsbeth are putting that into practice this summer. We don’t have a new episode for you this month - but we just couldn’t leave you like that! Elsbeth is also the producer and sometimes host of another show, Tech Refactored, and we're delighted to share a special crossover episode! This December on Tech Refactored Elsbeth welcomed Jona Van Deun, the executive director of the Nebraska Tech Collaborative. The collaborative is a a business-led workforce initiative committed to convening leaders from government, education, and not-for-profit organizations across the state to develop, attract, and retain tech-talent and entrepreneurs to Nebraska.Note, while the format of this episode is different and may be more appealing to older listeners, it is appropriate for all ages. 
Meet Ashley Votruba! Dr. Votruba's  research at the University of Nebraska examines how cognitive biases and culture influences legal decision-making in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, tort law, criminal law, and family law. She spoke with Elsbeth and Aakriti on working during college, wanting to be a marine biologist in a landlocked state, and those amazing "a-ha!" moments in data science.In March 2022 the Women Lead conference was sponsored by the University of Nebraska Colleges of Business and Law. The Girls Code Lincoln podcast is proud to feature the speakers from the event in our EmpowHER podcast series, in addition to our regular monthly episodes. You can also check out the 2020-2021 EmpowHER video series on our youtube channel.  
One this episode we learn about Dorothy Denning, a computer scientist and cybersecurity expert who is best known for her work on encryption and security. Elsbeth also interviews Dr. Deanna House, an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis department in the College of Information Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her research interests are related to the behavioral aspects of cybersecurity and the protective and preventative measures performed by users and organizations. This episode is so very, very secure - thanks to women in cybersecurity! 
Meet Lindsay Thomsen. She is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Management and the Director of Business Development for the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska College of Business. We learned so much about franchising and how business ownership and academics fit together!In March 2022 the Women Lead conference was sponsored by the University of Nebraska Colleges of Business and Law. The Girls Code Lincoln podcast is proud to feature the speakers from the event every other week in our EmpowHER podcast series, in addition to our regular monthly episodes. You can also check out the 2020-2021 EmpowHER video series on our youtube channel.  
Meet Connie Collingsworth, the Chief Operating Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is responsible for leading a significant portion of the foundation’s operational needs, including Information Technology, Human Resources, Legal, Global Security, Grants and Contracts Services, and overall business design.  Connie joined Elsbeth and Aakriti on the podcast to discuss her work, her background, and how she manages a foundation that gives 7.5 billion dollars annually!In March 2022 the Women Lead conference was sponsored by the University of Nebraska Colleges of Business and Law. The Girls Code Lincoln podcast is proud to feature the speakers from the event every other week in our EmpowHER podcast series, in addition to our regular monthly episodes. You can also check out the 2020-2021 EmpowHER video series on our youtube channel.  
Meet Karla Corona, a health and fitness coach and small business owner in California. She joined Elsbeth and Aakriti on the podcast to discuss her journey, including serving as an assistant coach to a men's basketball team as a young woman, guiding herself through burnout, and growing a business during the pandemic.In March 2022 the Women Lead conference was sponsored by the University of Nebraska Colleges of Business and Law. The Girls Code Lincoln podcast is proud to feature the speakers from the event every other week in our EmpowHER podcast series, in addition to our regular monthly episodes. You can also check out the 2020-2021 EmpowHER video series on our youtube channel.
One this episode we learn about one of Elsbeth's personal heroes, Eilene Galloway, who was a legend in the fields of space policy and space law - which just so happens to be the field Elsbeth is in! A few months ago Elsbeth interviewed Aakriti to learn more about her background in coding. In our April episode Aakriti spoke with Elsbeth to learn more about her career path as a web developer turned space lawyer. Learn more about international law, the road from art student to developer to lawyer, and answer, "what the heck is space law?"
Meet Dr. Amy Bartels, an Assistant Professor of Management at the College of Business at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She joined Elsbeth on the podcast to discuss her research interests, including the leadership and team dynamics, and shares a little about her journey - including a moment of courage following a failure.In March 2022 the Women Lead conference was sponsored by the University of Nebraska Colleges of Business and Law. The Girls Code Lincoln podcast is proud to feature the speakers from the event every other week in our EmpowHER podcast series, in addition to our regular monthly episodes. You can also check out the 2020-2021 EmpowHER video series on our youtube channel.  Note: Aakriti wasn't available for this episode's interview, but continues to be our wonderful co-host!
On this episode Aakriti and Elsbeth think about communication and information technology infrastructure. We profile Mabelle Kelso, one of the earliest female maritime radiotelegraph operators, and interview Sanaz Ahmadi, the Director of Information Technology for Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s NPR and PBS affiliate. Nebraska Public Media reaches more than 1 million Nebraskans each month through television, radio, online and mobile platforms. Note: Elsbeth's microphone failed during our biography segment and late in the episode during the final wrap up, so please forgive some less polished audio as we relied on shared mics - it's our lesson in challenges and being adaptable with our technology. Critical skills for success! 
Meet Deborah Gilg, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska and the first woman to hold that position! She joined Elsbeth this March, as we bring the Girls Code Lincoln EmpowHER speaker series to the podcast. They discussed her background as a county attorney in rural Nebraska, her education, and eventual appointment as a U.S. Attorney.   In conjunction with the Women Lead conference sponsored by the University of Nebraska Colleges of Business and Law, we’re featuring speakers from the event every other week, in addition to our regular monthly episodes. You can also check out the 2020-2021 EmpowHER video series on our youtube channel.  Content Warning: near the end of the episode domestic violence is mentioned and briefly discussed. While no depictions included here are graphic or detailed, adults with younger listeners may need to be aware.  
Meet Dr. Gwendolyn Combs, a Professor of Management and the Director for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska. She joined Elsbeth this March, as we bring the Girls Code Lincoln EmpowHER speaker series to the podcast! During 2020-2021 we were unable to run our weekly clubs but still wanted to inspire our community, so we launched the EmpowHER video series, featuring women in a variety of careers. This spring, in conjunction with the Women Lead conference sponsored by the University of Nebraska Colleges of Business and Law, we’re reviving the EmpowHER series on the podcast featuring speakers from the event!
On this episode Aakriti and Elsbeth get really excited about planes, space crafts, and satellites, profiling NASA icon and mathematician Katherine Johnson. Our guest this month is Tracy Bohaboj, who is an Engineering Team Lead at Duncan Aviation. Operating in Lincoln Nebraska, Duncan Aviation is the largest privately owned business jet service provider in the world. Ready for launch? Let's go. 
Elsbeth Magilton and Aakriti Agrawal profile human computer Anna Winlock (calling all astronomy fans!) and then we flip the mic to interview  Aakriti, one of our hosts, one of the founders of Girls Code Lincoln, and a Senior Data Governance Specialist at Ameritas in Lincoln Nebraska.Girls Code Lincoln is a community organization in Lincoln Nebraska that focuses on teaching 4th-9th grade girls coding and confidence through free weekly clubs, as well as public events to promote technology literacy across the community.  Our theme music is 'Then it Went Like' by Grace Mesa. Lysandra Marquez is our producer.
Elsbeth Magilton and Aakriti Agrawal profile of Hollywood starlet Hedy Lamarr and interview  Ash Banaszek, Associate of User Experience, at Union Pacific Railroad about their career, education, failures, and successes. Each month we profile a historical woman in STEM and introduce listeners to a coder in or from the Midwest. Girls Code Lincoln is a community organization in Lincoln Nebraska that focuses on teaching 4th-9th grade girls coding and confidence through free weekly clubs, as well as public events to promote technology literacy across the community. Our theme music is 'Then it Went Like' by Grace Mesa. Lysandra Marquez is our producer (and a Girls Code Lincoln volunteer and teacher).
Introducing the Girls Code Lincoln podcast! Our hosts, Elsbeth Magilton and Aakriti Agrawal, will profile a historical woman in coding each month and introduce listeners to a coder in or from Nebraska! On our first episode features a profile of Ada Lovelace and an interview with Dr. Bonita Sharif,  an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.Girls Code Lincoln is a community organization in Lincoln Nebraska that focuses on teaching 4th-9th grade girls coding and confidence through free weekly clubs, as well as public events to promote technology literacy across the community.
Nice to meet you! Thank you for checking out the Girls Code Lincoln Podcast. This quick preview episode with one of our hosts, Elsbeth Magilton, is here to give you a quick rundown of our show and what to expect, without all the pressure of full episode. Each month we explore a historical woman in coding briefly telling listeners about their history and their work. In our other segment we interview individuals who identify as women working in Nebraska in a coding or computer science related position.Girls Code Lincoln is a registered non-profit community organization in Lincoln Nebraska that focuses on teaching 4th-9th grade girls coding and confidence through free weekly clubs, as well as public events to promote technology literacy across the community. 
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