By 2027, project management roles are expected to grow by 33 percent, or nearly 22 million new jobs*. Needless to say, there is a demand for project managers. Project managers oversee short-term and long-term projects and ensure they run on time and within the budget. Soft skills required to be a successful project manager are to be organized, communicate effectively, meet deadlines, and lead teams.
My project management career started 5 years ago when I became a project coordinator intern at Salesforce through Year Up. Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to work with amazing project managers in the industry…
I attended my first virtual conference this week. LTX Fest is a 4-day conference that brings together Latinx professionals in tech. If you’ve never heard of LTX Fest, check out their manifesto. There were keynote speakers, breakout sessions, startup pitches, and even a fiesta. More than a conference it was a celebration of our culture. As a Latina working in tech, it’s heartbreaking not seeing many Latinx in tech companies. At LTX Fest, I felt a sense of community and belonging, seeing all the Latinx tech professionals and hearing their stories.
Face masks, bath bombs, and calming oils are on the rise thanks to the practice of self-care. Such items can be very relaxing, but for introverts, self-care can look a little different. Below are 5 ways in which introverts can practice self-care and recharge.
Read a book
The favorite pastime for introverts is also a form of self-care. Whether you’re learning more about yourself by reading the introvert Bible, aka Quiet by Susan Cain, or The secret lives of Introverts by Jenn Granneman or enjoying the latest Nicholas Sparks romance novel. You’re practicing self-care by giving yourself time to do something…
I used to think climate change was only caused by big corporations. I didn’t contribute to it. I didn’t litter. I recycle. I take public transportation. I didn’t cause climate change. My small actions couldn’t affect the planet because they’re so small. I was wrong.
There are 7 billion people in the world. Everyone is doing something to contribute to climate change. Although big corporations are mostly at fault, we can all do small things to make a difference. Just like our small negative actions are impacting our planet, small positive steps will make an impact as well. …
I wrote that poem about three years ago when my anxiety attacks were happening regularly. It’s a sad poem, I know. But the biggest takeaway is that mental health is a journey. Maybe my anxiety will never go away, but I’m learning to live with it and not allow it to take control of my life. There are a lot of calming techniques out there for when you’re having an anxiety attack. I want to share what helps me.
I never write about my Anxiety because
my Anxiety is private
It is mine and only mine
At night we lay together,
and he tells me all the things I should be scared of
He makes little things into big things, and then I can’t stop thinking
I think so much my head hurts
And now I can’t breathe
He’s choking me
Anxiety became my lover when I was 15
I don’t know how we met, but he’s never left me
I tried to get rid of him once
My doctor gave me pills
Slowly he left me but then…
I Just Took a DNA Test…
Full disclosure, I did not take the DNA test; my brother did. When he told me about it, I was thrilled! We were going to learn more about our family history, and I wouldn’t have to pay! It’s a win-win. My thinking is that since we share the same parents, our results would be the same.
I was born and raised in California. My parents are from El Salvador. They were the first in their families to leave the country. So all my ancestors lived in El Salvador, I thought. I was expecting the…
I watched a foreign film for the first time! It was Bahubali: The Beginning released in 2015, and it’s a Drama/ Fantasy film. It was recommended by a friend. I have to admit I was hesitant at first because I hate subtitles. I thought that because I didn’t know the language and had to read, I would miss something. I was wrong! I actually paid more attention and ended up loving the movie.
Bahubali: The Beginning is set in ancient India and follows Shivudu, a brave young man who longs to reach the top of a very high waterfall to…
I live in my inbox for work and personal life. I send about 50 emails a day. I know some people would say, “What’s the big deal about emails? You enter the person’s email, tell them what you want to say, and hit send.” Wrong. There are many things to consider when sending an email. In this blog post, I share my emailing best practices. Keep reading for my five tips.
Note: I purposely do not have a body section because that in itself is a blog post.
The subject is not where your message goes. I’ve had people send…
The fact that I’m an introvert is not a secret. I’ve addressed how I feel about people wanting introverts to change here. I wrote that blog post when I was comfortable with being an introvert and no longer felt that I needed to change who I was to fit in. That wasn’t always the case.
Years ago, I had a manager who hated my introversion. Whenever she talked about me, she always included the word introvert. She made everything uncomfortable for me. When we were in meetings with other people, she made it a point not to talk, so I’d…