Goodbye, Microsoft! My Next Chapter

Goodbye, Microsoft! My Next Chapter

For the last four years Microsoft has been my world, my launchpad, and my home. When I first started, I was an eager young university student developing Windows 8.1 apps, and Trendy Techie was still mostly a fashion blog. My mentors and experiences at Microsoft helped to craft me into the person I am today, [...]

Minister Bains Meets with Youth Entrepreneurs to Advise Canada’s Innovation Agenda

Minister Bains Meets with Youth Entrepreneurs to Advise Canada’s Innovation Agenda

This Wednesday, August 31, I had the honour of being one of eleven young entrepreneurs to participate in an intimate roundtable discussion with Hon. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. Hosted by Startup Canada in partnership with Ladies Learning Code, this discussion was initiated to provide youth input into Canada’s Innovation Agenda, with a [...]

5 Reasons Why Every Girl Should Take a Business Class

5 Reasons Why Every Girl Should Take a Business Class

Of all the skills that schools offer, business skills are the most transferable. Here are five ways that taking business classes can help you make a strong entrance into your career.

Uncommonly Good Business: UncommonGoods Supports Local and Sustainable at an International Scale

Uncommonly Good Business: UncommonGoods Supports Local and Sustainable at an International Scale

It may seem paradoxical to suggest that you can truly "support local" by buying online, but supporting local artisans doesn't necessarily mean buying in your own city, it can be buying goods produced locally instead of factory-made abroad. The idea of local products in this age of digital shopping has interested me for a while, [...]

Celebrating One Year at Microsoft

Celebrating One Year at Microsoft

Today I celebrate my first full-time year at Microsoft! I am so grateful to work in a role where I have global impact and truly feel that I am using my passions to impact others in a positive way. Working in technology we have the opportunity to build a future we want to live in, [...]

Three Empowering and Inspiring Books Every Girl Should Read

Three Empowering and Inspiring Books Every Girl Should Read

These three books have helped me enter the workforce early and confidently, and I believe all girls would benefit from these empowering success stories of high-powered women: Miki Agrawal, Sophia Amoruso and Sheryl Sandberg.

5 Ways to Refresh Your Digital Workspace Without Spending Any Money

5 Ways to Refresh Your Digital Workspace Without Spending Any Money

This has been a very exciting week for Trendy Techie as I've started my second internship as a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft! As part of my Bachelor of Computer Science degree I'm doing a co-op program, at the end of which I'll have a full year of work experience in the industry. This particular program [...]