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 the program for 
 AMBITIOUS 
 TECHIES
 who are "first, only, or different".

People who are the first (or only) under-represented anything on a tech team often experience:

  • Slowed career growth (from being overlooked)

  • Burnout

  • Role confusion (from not being taken seriously)

  • Self-doubt

  • Offensive comments or "jokes"

  • A feeling of being torn between "speaking up" and not wanting to be "that person"

  • Loneliness.

  • Lack of critical creative/thought partnership.

In 3 months together,

YOU WILL GAIN

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LEADERSHIP SKILLS

TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE + CAREER

+ A POWERFUL, DIVERSE NETWORK

OF PEOPLE WHO

 

"GET" YOU

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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. 

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.

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I want in.

Yes!

THE MODULES

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[…]”

 

-Arlan Hamilton

FACILITATORS:

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

(She/They)

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.

+I'm Femily

(She/They)

YOU WILL GO FROM

BEING OVERLOOKED TO STEPPING FORWARD

DREAMING OF CHANGE TO INSPIRING IT

FEELING BURNT OUT TO 
BEING FREE(ER)

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WHAT YOU GET:

the LEADERSHIP SKILLS

6 CONCRETE SESSIONS TO ADDRESS ALL THE  QUESTIONS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD

the PEER

COACHING

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

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+ WE WILL SHARE 

WHAT WE'VE DONE

To become frequently-consulted, listened to, and respected leaders in tech.

( without burning out )

( even as "onlys" )

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OUR PROMISE:

  • NO POSTURING. IMPERFECTION + REALNESS ARE CENTERED.

 

  • INTROVERT-FRIENDLY (NO CALLING ON YOU IN ZOOM SESSIONS)

  • 50% POC. 50% QUEER.

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  • NO MEAN GIRLS (OF ANY GENDER). 

  • NO ROOM FOR WHITE FRAGILITY.

  • CURATED SO YOU ARE NOT "THE ONLY" POC / QUEER / NONBINARY/COMIC NERD/ PAL.

  • PRONOUNS ENCOURAGED.

  • COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION.

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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). 

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3 month program

ARE YOU READY TO DO SOMETHING MORE (FOR YOU)?