Women of Color in Tech

We've pointed out that the level of participation of women of color in tech is underreported when there's a larger discussion of the lack of women in tech overall. The reason why this is important to point out is because of a concept ...

Women of Color in Tech

Break through barriers to achieve a rewarding future in tech Nonfiction Book Awards Silver Winner Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators will help you overcome the obstacles that often prevent women of color from pursuing and staying in tech careers. Contrary to popular belief, tech careers are diverse and fun—and they go far beyond just coding. This book will show you that today’s tech careers are incredibly dynamic, and you’ll learn how your soft skills—communication, public speaking, networking—can help you succeed in tech. This book will guide you through the process of cultivating strong relationships and building a network that will get you were you want to be. You’ll learn to identify a strong, knowledgeable support network that you can rely on for guidance or mentorship. This step is crucial in getting young women of color into tech careers and keeping them there. Build your professional network to get the guidance you need Find a mentor who understands your goals and your struggles Overcome negativity and stay motivated through difficult times Identify and develop the soft skills that you need to get ahead in tech Read this book to help bring to life your vision of a future in tech. With practical advice and inspiring stories, you’ll develop the right tools and the right mindset. Whether you’re just considering going into tech or you want to take your current career to the next level, Women of Color in Tech will show you how to uncover the resources you need to succeed.

Women of Color in Tech

This book will show you that today’s tech careers are incredibly dynamic, and you’ll learn how your soft skills—communication, public speaking, networking—can help you succeed in tech.

Women of Color in Tech

Highly Commended International Business Book from the 2021 Business Book Awards Nonfiction Book Awards Silver Winner from the Nonfiction Authors Association Winner of CompTIA’s 2020 Diversity Technology Leader Spotlight Award Winner of a Technology Rising Star Award from the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Conference Break through barriers to achieve a rewarding future in tech Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators will help you overcome the obstacles that often prevent women of color from pursuing and staying in tech careers. Contrary to popular belief, tech careers are diverse and fun—and they go far beyond just coding. This book will show you that today’s tech careers are incredibly dynamic, and you’ll learn how your soft skills—communication, public speaking, networking—can help you succeed in tech. This book will guide you through the process of cultivating strong relationships and building a network that will get you were you want to be. You’ll learn to identify a strong, knowledgeable support network that you can rely on for guidance or mentorship. This step is crucial in getting young women of color into tech careers and keeping them there. Build your professional network to get the guidance you need Find a mentor who understands your goals and your struggles Overcome negativity and stay motivated through difficult times Identify and develop the soft skills that you need to get ahead in tech Read this book to help bring to life your vision of a future in tech. With practical advice and inspiring stories, you’ll develop the right tools and the right mindset. Whether you’re just considering going into tech or you want to take your current career to the next level, Women of Color in Tech will show you how to uncover the resources you need to succeed.

Women of Color

Dr. Pamela McCau ley-Bel I, CEO of Tech Solutions Inc., explains why conferences like Women of Color in Technology are so important in retaining high achievers: "This event is extremely important because not only does it provide an ...

Women of Color

Women of Color is a publication for today's career women in business and technology.

Women of Color

Owners, American Business Women's Association, Asian Women in Business, Women of Color in Technology, Women President's Organization, the National Association of Female Executives, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the African ...

Women of Color

Women of Color is a publication for today's career women in business and technology.

Women of Color

We recently interviewed Jenkins to ask her about her challenges and to find out where women of color fit into her plans. <•> Women of Color. What are the major trends you are seeing today regarding women of color in technology?

Women of Color

Women of Color is a publication for today's career women in business and technology.

Retaining Women in Tech

[14] These findings highlight that the implicit workplace culture of technology companies creates a negative daily experience for women at work. And for women of color in tech, the negative workplace experiences are significantly worse.

Retaining Women in Tech

For over 40 years, the tech industry has been working to attract more women. Yet, women continue to be underrepresented in technology jobs compared to other professions. Worse, once hired, women leave the field mid-career twice as often as men. In 2013, Karen Holtzblatt launched The Women in Tech Retention Project at WITops.org, dedicated to understanding what helps women in tech thrive. In 2014, Nicola Marsden joined the effort, bringing her extensive knowledge and research on gender and bias for women in tech. Together with worldwide volunteers, this research identified what helps women thrive and practical interventions to improve women’s experience at work. In this book, we share women’s stories, our research, relevant literature, and our perspective on making change to help retain women. All the research and solutions we share are based on deep research and user-centered ideation techniques. Part I describes the @Work Experience Framework and the six key factors that help women thrive: a dynamic valuing team; stimulating projects; the push into challenges with support; local role models; nonjudgmental flexibility to manage home/work balance; and developing personal power. Employees thinking of leaving their job have significantly lower scores on these factors showing their importance for retention. Part II describes tested interventions that redesign work practices to better support women, diverse teams, and all team members. We chose these interventions guided by data from over 1,000 people from multiple genders, ethnicities, family situations, and countries. Interventions target key processes in tech: onboarding new hires; group critique meetings; and Scrum. Interventions also address managing interpersonal dynamics to increase valuing and decrease devaluing behaviors and techniques for teams to define, monitor, and continuously improve their culture. We conclude by describing our principles for redesigning processes with an eye toward issues important to women and diverse teams.

Women of Color

EDITORIAL PAGE Career Communications Group's For Today's Career Women in Business and Technology With her steely-eyed stare and her firm biceps, ... For the past 15 years, Women of Color magazine has served as their guide.

Women of Color

Women of Color is a publication for today's career women in business and technology.

Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology

Evidently, we must acknowledge that women of color face unique challenges that must be addressed if we seek to create inclusive learning environments for both women and men that prepare them to thrive in tech ...

Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology

In recent years, diversity in learning environments has become a pivotal topic of conversation for educators. By enhancing underrepresented students’ computational thinking skills, it creates more room for future career opportunities. Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology is a comprehensive reference source that provides innovative perspectives on the need for diversity in computer science and engineering disciplines and examines best practices to build upon students’ knowledge bases. Featuring coverage on an expansive number of topics and perspectives, such as, computational algorithmic thinking, STEM diversity, and distributed mentorship, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students interested in efforts to broaden participation in computer science careers fields for underrepresented students.

Hispanic Engineer IT

WOMEN OF COLOR Technology Awards ATLANTA CONFERENCE SETS MILESTONES Youthful faces, rapt attention: So this is what a ... Sabrina Williams, Student Leadership winner, with CCG's Tyrone Taborn ATLANTA The 1998 Women of Color Technology ...

Hispanic Engineer   IT

Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology is a publication devoted to science and technology and to promoting opportunities in those fields for Hispanic Americans.

Women of Color

Today, women purchase technology and use it in equal numbers to their male counterparts, but other gender issues remain, and the work of the center has expanded to meet the these needs. Women of Color Conference magazine spoke recently ...

Women of Color

Women of Color is a publication for today's career women in business and technology.

Recognizing Women s Leadership Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence

explanation is that women leave high-tech corporations after only a few years into their careers to start their own ... This presents a particular concern for women of color because there are even fewer women of color in STEM careers.

Recognizing Women s Leadership  Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence

According to recent data on women leaders across all major sectors in the United States, women are outperforming men but earning less and still hitting the glass ceiling. This book uncovers the best practices to remedy these inequities, optimize performance, and benefit both genders. • Elevates the conversation about why women's leadership is still lacking in the United States and debunks typical myths about gender disparity in the U.S. workforce • Offers strategies and best practices for companies and organizations to ensure excellence • Presents findings based on current research and analysis on thousands of positions across hundreds of companies in 14 sectors • Provides insights from interviews with representatives of several of the most successful companies in the United States about their practices that help ensure excellence

Gender Inequalities in Tech driven Research and Innovation

... and C.L. McNeely (eds) Advancing Women in Science: An International Perspective , London : Springer , pp 327–9 . ... interventions for women of color faculty in STEM academia ', Archives of Scientific Psychology , 7 ( 1 ): 32–9 .

Gender Inequalities in Tech driven Research and Innovation

ePDF and ePUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This volume centres on the lived experience of women working in tech-driven research and innovation areas in the Nordic countries.

Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech

Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech uses current research as well as information obtained through four public information-gathering workshops to provide recommendations to a broad set of stakeholders within the tech ...

Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech

Demand for tech professionals is expected to increase substantially over the next decade, and increasing the number of women of color in tech will be critical to building and maintaining a competitive workforce. Despite years of efforts to increase the diversity of the tech workforce, women of color have remained underrepresented, and the numbers of some groups of women of color have even declined. Even in cases where some groups of women of color may have higher levels of representation, data show that they still face significant systemic challenges in advancing to positions of leadership. Research evidence suggests that structural and social barriers in tech education, the tech workforce, and in venture capital investment disproportionately and negatively affect women of color. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech uses current research as well as information obtained through four public information-gathering workshops to provide recommendations to a broad set of stakeholders within the tech ecosystem for increasing recruitment, retention, and advancement of women of color. This report identifies gaps in existing research that obscure the nature of challenges faced by women of color in tech, addresses systemic issues that negatively affect outcomes for women of color in tech, and provides guidance for transforming existing systems and implementing evidence-based policies and practices to increase the success of women of color in tech.

Women in Tech

Transwomen, women of color, queer people, and advocates for diversity risk being murdered just for being who they are. This is not to mention the bravery of those who might only irreparably damage their careers, relationships, ...

Women in Tech

“Jam packed with insights from women in the field,” this is an invaluable career guide for the aspiring or experienced female tech professional (Forbes) As the CEO of a startup, Tarah Wheeler is all too familiar with the challenges female tech professionals face on a daily basis. That’s why she’s teamed up with other high-achieving women within the field—from entrepreneurs and analysts to elite hackers and gamers—to provide a roadmap for women looking to jump-start, or further develop, their tech career. In an effort to dismantle the unconscious social bias against women in the industry, Wheeler interviews professionals like Brianna Wu (founder, Giant Spacekat), Angie Chang (founder, Women 2.0), Keren Elazari (TED speaker and cybersecurity expert), Katie Cunningham (Python educator and developer), and Miah Johnson (senior systems administrator) about the obstacles they have overcome to do what they love. Their inspiring personal stories are interspersed with tech-focused career advice. Readers will learn: · The secrets of salary negotiation · The best format for tech resumes · How to ace a tech interview · The perks of both contracting (W-9) and salaried full-time work · The secrets of mentorship · How to start your own company · And much more BONUS CONTENT: Perfect for its audience of hackers and coders, Women in Tech also contains puzzles and codes throughout—created by Mike Selinker (Lone Shark Games), Gabby Weidling (Lone Shark Games), and cryptographer Ryan “LostboY” Clarke—that are love letters to women in the industry. A distinguished anonymous contributor created the Python code for the cover of the book, which references the mother of computer science, Ada Lovelace. Run the code to see what it does!

Women of Color

WOMEN. OF. COLOR. AWARD. WINNERS. the private sector. Prior, Edmonds was director of technology transfer at the let Propulsion Laboratory (IPL) Technology Transfer Office. At ]PL she changed the culture as she forged relationships with ...

Women of Color

Women of Color is a publication for today's career women in business and technology.

Lead Upwards

... (NCWIT) shows that while women are about 60 percent of the total workforce in the US, they are only 25 percent in the computer technology industry.2 Within tech, people of color are fewer and egregiously rare in startup leadership.

Lead Upwards

In Lead Upwards: How Startup Joiners Can Impact New Ventures, Build Amazing Careers, and Inspire Great Teams, startup marketing leader Sarah E. Brown delivers an illuminating and accessible guide to maximizing your impact and delivering results in a startup leadership role. The author draws on over a decade of experience scaling SaaS companies as she explains how to prepare for, earn, and succeed in an executive role at a startup company. The book describes every step on the way to realizing your goals—and the goals of your startup—as you navigate the gap between a management role and the executive team. It covers what to do in your first 90 days, how to build and sustain a healthy team culture, and the art of communicating results to your leadership team and board. You’ll also learn: How to manage the challenges posed by leading a remote, distributed, or hybrid team Management strategies based on inclusive and diverse teambuilding, alignment with business objectives, and inspirational leadership Effective ways to level up your skills and stay current as your company grows A must-read book for current and aspiring executives at startup firms, Lead Upwards will also earn a place on the bookshelves of startup board members, founders, funders, and managers seeking a singularly insightful discussion of business leadership.

Thriving in a Male Dominated Workplace HBR Women at Work Series

UN News, “Only 1 in 5 Space Industry Workers Are Women,” October 4, 2021, ... Center for WorkLife Law, “Pinning Down the Jellyfish: The Workplace Experiences of Women of Color in Tech,” April 2022, ...

Thriving in a Male Dominated Workplace  HBR Women at Work Series

Find success in a workplace dominated by men. Sexism. Self-doubt. Invisibility. When you're one of the only women in your workplace, it can be difficult to gain your footing. Organizations need to change, but in the meantime, women can find success in these settings—and even flourish in them. Thriving in a Male-Dominated Workplace provides the advice you need to ensure your professional growth in roles and industries that have traditionally been filled by and controlled by men. From connecting with the right people to growing your confidence to fighting back against bias, you'll be able to establish your credibility and be seen by your colleagues as the expert you are. This book will inspire you to: Find support across the organization Overcome impostor syndrome and self-doubt Speak up for yourself and your accomplishments Build a better culture—once and for all The HBR Women at Work series spotlights the real challenges and opportunities women experience throughout their careers. With interviews from the popular podcast of the same name and related articles, stories, and research, these books provide inspiration and advice for taking on topics at work like inequity, advancement, and building community. Featuring detailed discussion guides, this series will help you spark important conversations about where we're at and how to move forward.

Diversity in Technology

An Unusual Shift While in most industries women have steadily increased their numbers, technology is one field in which the opposite ... computing degrees in computer science were professionals women—and even fewer were women of color.

Diversity in Technology

Technology is everywhere in the twenty-first century, and the industry behind these ever-evolving marvels needs to create products that appeal to all different backgrounds, races, cultures, genders, and abilities. Ideally, the creators should reflect this same diversity as well, making for more creative and forward-thinking technologies. In this revealing volume, readers will address issues such as the how and why of retaining minorities in the technological workplace and the inclusion of neurodiverse employees. Inspirational figures are featured throughout, giving readers motivation and hope for a more diverse future in technology.

Digital Dead End

Rather than illustrating women " catching up " to men in the region's high - tech workforce , the data suggest that work ... In Troy , we see women of color beginning to catch up to white women in educational and employment achievement ...

Digital Dead End

The realities of the high-tech global economy for women and families in the United States. The idea that technology will pave the road to prosperity has been promoted through both boom and bust. Today we are told that universal broadband access, high-tech jobs, and cutting-edge science will pull us out of our current economic downturn and move us toward social and economic equality. In Digital Dead End, Virginia Eubanks argues that to believe this is to engage in a kind of magical thinking: a technological utopia will come about simply because we want it to. This vision of the miraculous power of high-tech development is driven by flawed assumptions about race, class, and gender. The realities of the information age are more complicated, particularly for poor and working-class women and families. For them, information technology can be both a tool of liberation and a means of oppression. But despite the inequities of the high-tech global economy, optimism and innovation flourished when Eubanks worked with a community of resourceful women living at her local YWCA. Eubanks describes a new approach to creating a broadly inclusive and empowering “technology for people,” popular technology, which entails shifting the focus from teaching technical skill to nurturing critical technological citizenship, building resources for learning, and fostering social movement. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition.

Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

BARRIERS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY Before entering technology education, African American women had ... order to ensure that the technological tools are equally accessible to women and children of color (Pinkard, 2005).

Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

Rapid technological advancement has given rise to new ethical dilemmas and security threats, while the development of appropriate ethical codes and security measures fail to keep pace, which makes the education of computer users and professionals crucial. The Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security is an original, comprehensive reference source on ethical and security issues relating to the latest technologies. Covering a wide range of themes, this valuable reference tool includes topics such as computer crime, information warfare, privacy, surveillance, intellectual property and education. This encyclopedia is a useful tool for students, academics, and professionals.