My Exiger Experience: Marcela Cabrera, Wintern

The future of innovation depends on all of us, and gender equality can’t wait.

That’s why for the third yearExiger WINs (Women’s Initiative Networks) was thrilled to partner with Cornell Tech’s WiTNY (Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York) Winternship program. 

Marcela Cabrera was one of five talented young women who joined us to accelerate her future in tech. To learn more about how we’re working to close the gender gap and committing to International Women’s Day 2020’s #EachforEqual pledge, read on for Humayra’s Exiger Experience.

Why Exiger Works for Me

  • The opportunity: I signed up for WiTNY to get exposed to a different aspect within the computer science field. Exiger has definitely opened my eyes to the amount of possibilities within my major.
  • The experience: We worked on a challenge project involving algorithms, which is new to me. I am thankful for everyone that made themselves available to us for advice on achieving our project as well as advice on future careers. A valuable piece of advice I learned during my time here is that resilience is key and that not everyone follows a career path according to their college degree. I’m also happy Exiger taught me about about data analytics and the importance of due diligence. 
  • Looking ahead: Everyone’s excitement regarding what they do at Exiger inspired me because you can see how much they like what they do. Moving forward, I am looking forward to exploring career possibilities within tech and I am excited to see where life takes me.

About Cornell Tech’s WiTNY Winternship program

The Winternship, a paid, three week internship for CUNY (City University of New York) college students, opens the door to women interested in exploring tech careers and is dedicated to building a more equitable pool of talent in STEM fields.

About Exiger WINs (Women’s Initiative Networks)

Exiger WINs is committed to attracting, promoting and retaining top female talent. Exiger’s biggest asset is our people, and we believe that raising awareness of the challenges facing women in the workplace while driving female leadership is critical to our success. Exiger WINs focuses on three specific areas that help us raise the bar on female professional leadership and representation – programming and events that: foster employee relationships and mentorships, close the gender gap for women in technology and encourage corporate policies that support families.

 

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