Episode 025: MotherCoders with Tina Lee

March 29th, 2017 · 54 mins 7 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Not Your Mother’s Podcast!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

00:55 – Origin Story and Getting Involved in Coding

03:17 – Programming Perspectives From People of Different Backgrounds; Teaching Adults vs Children

08:19 – Work/Life Balance

11:32 – Changing Culture Around Gender Roles and Caregiving

“Culture is like water in that it flows from the top down.”

Nev Schulman Wants to Erase Gender Stereotypes for Parents

18:18 – The MotherCoders Organization

What to expect when you’re done expecting

24:27 – Teaching Frontend Development and The Stereotype that Women are Better at Frontend than Backend Work

We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem

30:00 – Silicon Valley Elitism, Sexism, and Defining Cultural Norms; “The Ideal Worker”

The Motherhood Penalty

35:38 – Why do we not have many of women CEOs?

37:42 – Tactical Help for Cultural Changes


Mandy: Donate to MotherCoders and/or support them via AmazonSmile.

Rein: The empowerment of women and the challenges they face are a global problem.


Coraline: Fostering entrepreneurship and empowering women worldwide. Also, thinking about role models and how to amplify voices.

Tina: Including moms as a kind of marginalized group as well.

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