Susan Mernit is co-founder and CEO of Hack the Hood.
She is also a speaker, consultant and coach.
Resolutions or goals? Here’s my personal list for 2018: Do it now: Admit the present is all that matters, with everything — intentions need to be made real in real time, not someday. 2. See friends in real life: Make time for friends in real life every week; social media and virtual isn’t enough. 3. Be stronger… Continue Reading
Watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s the other night, I smirked at the constant smoking by every character: waking up, at breakfast, after a meal, walking down the street, in bed, before going to sleep. If there wasn’t a cigarette in hand, nothing was happening. And the same thing is true in so many movies of the era,… Continue Reading
Everyone has seen and heard the media stories, government and tech leaders talk about the tech sector — and STEM jobs in particular — is the fastest-growing employment sector in the United States. And yet, the most recent GAO study of diversity in tech reports that although the estimated percentage of minority technology workers increased from 2005 to 2015, no growth… Continue Reading
I’d been waiting for this for a week or more, ever since I saw Steve had stopped posting on social media and was in hospice care after a long and hard-fought illness. Steve was a colleague, more than a friend, and someone, honestly, I’d had conflict with at one point,( for reasons that make no… Continue Reading
When my current mattress started to fail, I got rid of the crappy bed frame and put it on the floor, but that wasn’t a long term solution—we needed a new bed and a more stable bed frame. Our king-size latex mattress that had been moved too many times and kind of taco’ed and bent… Continue Reading
Since the news that Donald Trump has been elected the 54th President of the United States, I’ve been moving between anger, denial and resistance. It seems hard to believe that 54% of the women in the US—mostly college-educated, white women, to be specific—chose to vote for a man who is inexperienced in government, uneducated, a… Continue Reading
Today was a busy day for cooking and food prep. The kids are here this weekend (10 and 17), and will be here all week, so I wanted to shop, prep, cook and offer food that they would both like, and that would meet the Sweetie and my needs in terms of being healthy and… Continue Reading
Since I’ve started becoming a pretty committed cook, I thought it might be cool to start a cooking journal, where I could share my experiments, thoughts about food, aspirations, etc.- for myself, but perhaps for a few close others as well. Living with the Sweetie and her family has definitely provided me with a community to… Continue Reading
I started blogging in 20o3 and fell hard for it. Writing about social media, RS feeds, search, structured data and the user behavior was my thing, and it seemed not that many women were in the field in those days. Partly to prove a point, and partly because I am (and have always been, a… Continue Reading
What’s been worth a read? Keeping a weekly list to share; please add your best reads in a link and/or comments: Moving forward on basic income, Elizabeth Rhodes, Matt Krisiloff, and Sam Altman, YCombinator. Can basic income work in the US? These folks want to test in my town, Oakland, CA. “We want to run… Continue Reading