Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

Filed as General on March 25, 2009 8:08 am

My “day” work is in magazine publishing – the past two years with men’s interest magazines. Over coffee, two friends from the IT industry asked why can’t more women in technology be featured in the magazines (one of them was referring to the lack of “beauty and brains” in model spreads). This does make sense — more often than not, the bikini + pretty face combination seems to work in the mainstream setting. But really, haven’t we had enough of that?

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, honoring women in the field of information technology and the web. I’ve been blessed to have worked with several great ladies in my industry of IT and publishing (both online and print). Let me call out a few:

I make it a point to see Shai Coggins when she comes home to the Philippines. She is an excellent community builder.

It is true that good friendships can be forged online. Christina Jones was one of the most emphatic minds in my sphere, having managed the b5media community for quite some time before she left to pursue bigger dreams.

There is Aileen Apolo, Google’s consultant for the Philippine market. She recently got engaged — surprised while dangling from a 1 km zipline. Congratulations!

I truly enjoyed my brief yet energized moments with Sacha Chua from the MorPH meet ups.

Of course, Phoebe “The Swiper” Ramos — former senior analyst for Accenture / Morgan-Stanley and now busy with her passion for avant-garde make up and baking the most delicious cupcakes.

So who are the IT women in your life? :)

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  1. By Aileen Apolo posted on March 25, 2009 at 8:19 am
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    Thanks for the mention Jayvee! I’m still errr… in and on the cloud!

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  2. By Christina Jones posted on March 25, 2009 at 9:16 am
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    Jayvee – thank you, again. You are one of the kindest folks to ever cross my path. I hope you are doing great – we need to chat – it has been too long!!

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  3. By Shai Coggins posted on March 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm
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    So sweet of you to add me to your list, Jayvee. I’m honoured. Thank you so much. It’s also great to be able to stay in touch somewhat, via Plurk, etc. So, thanks again. Until our next meet-up!

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