Well, this year is no different. I'm quite happy with what I've done so far even with the obstacles and challenges that I face every day.
My most recent achievement was when I got the award for MVP in developer technologies from Microsoft MVP Program.
Gift Egwuenu@lauragift_I became a Microsoft MVP this week. Feels so unreal to be awarded this..while I'm waiting on the plague to get to me here's an official announcement. Very proud of myself!
mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicPr…08:15 AM - 05 Feb 2021
This was a huge deal for me because it makes me feel like the work I put into creating value for developers is being recognized and celebrated.
Advocating for myself means always showing up, putting my work out there as I've learned if you don't advocate for yourself no one else will.
"Put yourself and your work out there every day and you'll start meeting some amazing people." — Bobby Solomon
My biggest goal is to be the best version of my version in everything I do. In my work as a developer, in contributing back to the community and navigating my passion for content creation.
My advice for allies to support underrepresented folks who code is:
- Know when it's right to step in and help pivot our voices.
- Support and Donate to Women-led non-profit organizations: Frontend Foxes, She Code Africa, Black Girls Code.
I love being in Tech and I'm excited to do even more as long as I'm here!