The 3 month program
JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR SPRING 2022
People who are the first (or only) under-represented anything on a tech team often experience:
Slowed career growth (from being overlooked)
Role confusion (from not being taken seriously)
Offensive comments or "jokes"
A feeling of being torn between "speaking up" and not wanting to be "that person"
Lack of critical creative/thought partnership.
In 3 months together,
YOU WILL GAIN
TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE + CAREER
+ A POWERFUL, DIVERSE NETWORK
OF PEOPLE WHO
THINK OF THIS AS"SELF CARE"
+ Professional Development in one.
Perfect for ambitious tech folks, who are "first" "only" or "different" and want to make a difference while being successful.
Discover Your Power
Use our self-audit to chart your best path from where you are to where you want to be in tech.
Outsmart the System
Practice outsmarting mansplaining, tokenization, and other micro-aggressions like a confident pro.
Master the Landscape
Learn the politics and the facts on being under-represented in tech.
Make Waves (without repercussions)
Evaluate your company’s potential for change; take action while avoiding pitfalls + becoming "that person".
Build Your Network
Map your network of sponsors, mentors, allies, and work buddies; connect with purpose.
Fortify Your Brand
Authentically integrate your personal, professional, and (dare we say) political brand to your advantage.
“Success is reached when you’ve done so much and you’ve reached a certain level that you don’t have to do it any longer but you choose to[…]”
I'm a startup exec leading diverse, high-performing teams to build and launch products around the world.
I'm also the founder of a non-profit tech organization that privately connects employees experiencing workplace conflict to attorneys.
My personal mission is to help as many women and non-binary people of color break into and advance their careers in tech.
Hi, I'm Spectra
I'm Silicon Valley's Gender/Equity Advisor (and the founder of Future Thought Leader.
I help women, LBGTQ+, and non-binary folks of all Colors excel in tech, diversity consulting, + thought leadership.
I advise tech companies on intersectional allyship and inclusion, especially on the engineering side.
YOU WILL GO FROM
BEING OVERLOOKED TO STEPPING FORWARD
DREAMING OF CHANGE TO INSPIRING IT
FEELING BURNT OUT TO
WHAT YOU GET:
the LEADERSHIP SKILLS
6 CONCRETE SESSIONS TO ADDRESS ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD
SO YOU CAN LEARN FROM AND SUPPORT OTHER CHANGE MAKERS WITH SIMILAR GOALS
the DOPE NETWORK
NON-AWKWARD SOCIALS WITH PEERS + FACILITATED NETWORKING WITH INDUSTRY CONNECTS
+ WE WILL SHARE
WHAT WE'VE DONE
To become frequently-consulted, listened to, and respected leaders in tech.
( without burning out )
( even as "onlys" )
NO POSTURING. IMPERFECTION + REALNESS ARE CENTERED.
INTROVERT-FRIENDLY (NO CALLING ON YOU IN ZOOM SESSIONS)
50% POC. 50% QUEER.
NO MEAN GIRLS (OF ANY GENDER).
NO ROOM FOR WHITE FRAGILITY.
CURATED SO YOU ARE NOT "THE ONLY" POC / QUEER / NONBINARY/COMIC NERD/ PAL.
COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION.
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF...
You're (already) in the power seat in tech. (This is for entry-to mid-level rising stars.)
You're in a full-time paid diversity role. (It's for the tech side).
You're a consultant. (It's for full-time tech employees).
The highlight of my week! I enjoyed connecting with other "onlies" who had experienced similar challenges and listening to the inspiring speakers who not only faced the same problems but overcame them while remaining true to themselves.