Hi, I’m Irina!

I’m Irina Stanescu, an Engineering Leader with over 14 years of hands-on industry experience in various fields and the author of “The Caring Techie Newsletter”.

About me

I'm incredibly passionate about leadership, coaching, supporting people in their growth journey, and helping them transform into the best versions of themselves personally and professionally.

My heart smiles for each new subscriber, so thank you for being here! 🙏🏻

I started this newsletter because, as a self-identified techie, I realized the word came with somewhat as a bad rep of “not caring”. And if anything, “I care too much”. This newsletter covers topics I deeply care about such as leadership, tech culture, mental health, self-development, growth mindset, career growth, high performance, and much more. 

I am a female working in Tech, so I will definitely touch upon that too.

I would love to know, what is the biggest challenge you are struggling with right now related to your growth? How can I support you in your growth journey?

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Navigating careers as a human in the high-pressure Tech scene is unclear and difficult. This newsletter covers all the career skills you need to succeed from my hard-fought experience at Google, Uber, and startups over the last 14+ years.


Staff Software Engineer turned hands-on leader and leadership coach. Ex-Google, ex-Uber. I write a weekly newsletter for leaders and ICs about leadership, tech culture, and building a thriving career in Tech.