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Spotlight on female STEM role models to follow on LinkedIn

I’ve always liked LinkedIn as a Professional Social Network. In it, I can find a lot of updated and interesting information about tech, business and entrepreneurship; and I also managed to connect with some pretty cool and professional people from my sector.

Nevertheless, what I like the most about it, is the quantity of female STEM role models I can find and follow there, from whom you can learn so many things from first hand.

Today I would like to share with you some of my favourites “Link-fluencers”, real STEM women that you can follow right now:

Allie K Miller

One of my favorites, Allie is the US Head of AI Development at Amazon and awarded the Forbes AI Innovator of the Year and LinkedIn TopVoices 2019. She has a community of more than 540k followers.

Her posts are mainly technological, with a predominance of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and startup oriented topics. She also writes a lot of content related to the progress of AWS (Amazon Web Services) and posts job offers on Amazon (US).

Allie’s posts feel very close, she invites you to be part of her community openly. Many of her posts generate hundreds of comments since they have a participatory nature.

Thanks to her posts I found out about the free AWS webinars on Twitch, some of the main technological startups of the moment and certain applications of Machine Learning that I didn't know existed.

Stephanie Holt

With a background in finance and business administration, Stephanie is now dedicated to supporting the inclusion of women in leadership positions in STEM areas.

Her posts on diversity, respect, leadership, coaching, and personal experiences are quite entertaining and refreshing. She has a very active community of almost 8k followers, in which interesting discussions are generated on the issues raised, with very different points of view and always within the framework of respect for the opinions of others.

Martha Sharpe

One of my recent discoveries, a Frontend Engineer, Martha's publications are mainly focused on software development and tech career options for beginners. She shares interesting information about the sector and has written a self-help book for people who want to learn how to code.

She has a very active community with almost 10k followers. Her posts include many videos of herself, where she looks very real, happy and really inspiring for young women who want to venture into the areas of Software Engineering.

She gives hacks on how to improve your coding skills and portfolio, and from time to time, adds a few geeky humor quotes to her feed. Without a doubt, a breath of fresh air on your LinkedIn feed.

Lisa Seacat Deluca

Lisa is the Director of Emerging Solutions at IBM and her extensive CV includes having written a couple of children's books like “A robot story” and “The internet of mysterious things”, for all those boys and girls who are curious about technology.

Her posts are usually technological and include many innovations from IBM, mainly focusing on digital twins and IoT (Internet of Things), topics that are very interesting if you are passionate about Industry 4.0 and its potential applications. She also has a lot of content supporting women and diversity. She currently has more than 790k followers on LinkedIn.

And it's pretty cool that she has been featured on 1MWIS too, check it out.

I hope you like this short selection of current STEM role models and maybe start following some of them on your social networks.

With thanks - this article was written by Elena C. Mata S.

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