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Women of Color in Tech

A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators

Tedrick, Susanne

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1. Auflage Juni 2020
288 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-63348-8
John Wiley & Sons

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Break through barriers to achieve a rewarding future in tech

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

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.

Foreword xxiii

Introduction xxv

Chapter 1 The Current State of Women of Color in Tech 1

Chapter 2 The Different Flavors of Tech Careers 27

Chapter 3 Industry and Other Options 67

Chapter 4 Emerging Technologies 91

Chapter 5 Building Your Network 117

Chapter 6 Building Your Skills 131

Chapter 7 Demonstrating Your Skills 153

Chapter 8 Job Offers and Negotiating Compensation 189

Chapter 9 When Times Get Tough 209

Chapter 10 The Importance and Joy of Giving Back 233

Index 243
"Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators is a beautifully written work of nonfiction that directly relates to the wave of feminism that has characterized twenty-first century life. It is also a brilliant tribute to women, and the suffragette movement that has been especially important since it has been one hundred years between 1920 and 2020. This compelling work of nonfiction is a key example of how women are capable of using their minds to leave indelible impacts upon both the modern world and life in very general terms."

--Judging Panel, Nonfiction Authors Association Book Awards Program
Susanne Tedrick is a technical specialist for a leading Fortune 50 technology company. Fiercely committed to increasing participation of women and people of color in STEM educational and professional opportunities, she is a career mentor for the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Initiative and a volunteer workshop technical assistant for Black Girls Code, a non-profit that empowers girls of color to develop in-demand IT skills and prepare to advance careers in tech.