Hi, I’m Irina!

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

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

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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 talks about all the things 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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Growth insights for Software Engineers, Tech Leads, and Engineering Managers based on my experience at Big Tech (Google, Uber) and early-stage startups.


Irina Stanescu

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