March is Women’s History Month and today is International Women’s Day—so we thought we’d take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the great women who work at iFixit and its sister software company, Dozuki.

When you go to a website like iFixit and scroll through the guides, it’s easy to forget that there are tons of real people keeping all those bits and bytes running smoothly. But there are literally dozens of us! We’re an incredibly diverse team, split between two continents—but we’re united by a love of tinkering and repair.

Repair is universal, but the workforce can be less egalitarian. iFixit is both a tech company and a tool company—and, unfortunately, those are both industries where women are underrepresented. At iFixit and Dozuki, 31% of us are women.

That’s not bad for the industry. But it could be better. Which is why it’s so important for us to highlight the women who help make this company, and this community, happen. We answer emails, ship packages, make tools, write blogs, translate repair guides, manage teams, tear down gizmos, and build software. And we’re moms, and wives, and hikers, and writers, and couch potatoes. We’re people, and we’re undeniably awesome.

So, without further ado, here are just a few of the many women who keep iFixit working:

Rachel Peterson

Superpower: Perseverance

Job Title: Software Project Manager

What’s the last thing you fixed? Replaced MacBook Pro Mid-2012 hard drive cable and hard drive :D

 

Maria de St. Aubin

Superpower: Precognition

Job Title: Parts Testing Lead

What’s the last thing you fixed? Garbage disposal

 

Gwendolyn Gay

Superpower: Troubleshooting and multi-tasking

Job Title: YouTube Hostess with the Most-ess

What’s the last thing you fixed? My car! The door sensor needed to be replaced.

 

Annette Fuller

Superpower: Empathy! (and setting big life goals and achieving them!)

Job Title: Customer Service Empathy Expert

What’s the last thing you fixed? My body! After a debilitating, complicated pregnancy, I’m back to weight training and hiking, getting my strength back. I’m also building a futon frame right now, which isn’t fixing but is super fun.

Yuting Zhao

Superpower: Healing

Job Title: China Media Manager and Chinese Translator

What’s the last thing you fixed? Kid’s toy

 

Cynthia Replogle

Superpower: X-ray vision to see through a pile of trivia and zero in on what’s important.

Job Title: Intellectual Property Attorney

What’s the last thing you fixed? My wetsuit

 

Kim Arre

Superpower: Has only broken the site like, 3 times. 4 tops.

Job Title: Software Engineer and Resident Corgi Shepherd

What’s the last thing you fixed? Restructured the Translate page to load faster and be easier for our translators to find the content they need.

 

Leslie Bloom

Superpower: Empathy

Job title: Marketing Maven for Dozuki

What’s the last thing you fixed? Old, busted, broken gutters (and I’m afraid of heights!)

 

Rose Russo

Superpower: Getting shit done

Job Title: New Biz Development for Dozuki

What’s the last thing you fixed? My eyeglasses

 

Midori Doi

Superpower: Surfside Donuts in Pismo Beach, California

Job Title: Japan PR and Translator

What’s the last thing you fixed? Fixed multiple holes on my 2-year-old daughter’s leggings.

 

Jen Wiens

Superpower: Makes food magically appear.

Job Title: Chief culinary architect

What’s the last thing you fixed? The roof on my barn.

 

Diana Chiu

Superpower: Superpower Replication

Job Title: Software Empress

What’s the last thing you fixed? Toyota pickup truck (I changed the transmission).

 

Kelsea Weber

Superpower: Communicating with deaf dogs! (I have one and she’s awesome. :D )

Job Title: Community Outreach Coordinator

What’s the last thing you fixed? A Samsung NX2000 SmartCamera

 

Kristen Gismondi

Superpower: Cat Whispering

Job Title: Educator & Technical Writer

What’s the last thing you fixed? Holes in my yoga pants.

Sandra Hiller

Superpower: Laughter

Job Title: Translator

What’s the last thing you fixed? An iPad Air

 

Kay-Kay Clapp

Superpower: Avoiding showers.

Job Title: Director of Outreach

What’s the last thing you fixed? Home button on my iPhone


Brittany McCrigler

Superpower: Puns, puppets, and Post-its

Job Title: Director of Education Services

What’s the last thing you fixed? Telescope drive system

 

Yvonne Liu

Superpower:  Time traveling

Job: I manufacture repair tools in China

What’s the last thing you fixed? A shattered screen on an iPhone 6

 

Sam Lionheart

Superpower: Can PhotoShop at the speed of light

Job title: My business cards say “Guidekeeper,” more generally: “Technical Writer”

What’s the last thing you fixed? I think the last thing I fixed (outside of cosplay) was the screen on my mom’s iPhone 4.

 

Lacey Katyryniuk

Superpower: Communication, vivid memory and lucid dreaming.

Job title: iFixit Warehouse Shipper

What’s the last thing you fixed? Aside from other people’s problems, I recently repaired a damaged cable on a phone charger.

Julia Bluff is a writer, blogger, and repair advocate at iFixit.com

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