Tech Tuesday: Teaching, Learning + Hiring!

Hello and Happy Tech Tuesday! Here’s what’s going on in our world!

Special days, events, and more on our diversity and inclusion calendar:

✊🏾 March 15th was Equal Pay Day! Over the past week, we have heard COUNTLESS stories from women about the moment they found out they were being paid less than their male colleague though they were doing the same job, had more experience or a higher level of education. We are happy that women are telling their stories and sharing their truths.

For 2022, the Equal Pay Day coalition has adopted a new, more inclusive calendar to call out the gender pay gap for women of color:

  • May 3 | Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay Day. Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

  • September 21 | Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Black women are paid 58 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

  • November 30 | Native Women’s Equal Pay Day. Native women are paid 50 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

  • December 8 | Latina’s Equal Pay Day. Latinas are paid 49 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

Want to learn how to negotiate for a new job, raise or promotion, PLUS gain the confidence to do so?! If so, we have just want you need:

📚 AAUW has a free digital salary negotiation workshop, “Work Smart and Start Smart: Salary Negotiation”, to empower you to secure the income you deserve AND desire!

🙋🏾‍♀️ Need insight on how to make sure you’re being paid fairly? Check out Shanae’s feature in The New York Times, where she discusses salary negotiations in tech and business. Read What Do You Think You Should Be Paid? for the details (paywall).

Let us know if any of these resources spoke to your experiences or helped you!

Take a look at what Nerdy Diva and its Founder are up to:

👩🏾‍🏫 On March 1st, Nerdy Diva presented a two-hour workshop and panel focused on building ethical and accessible tech for Camelback Ventures’ 2022 cohort of Conscious Tech Fellows. Click the link to grab the deck and resources from the session, titled Designing Anti-Racism Into Your Products.

🎺 Camelback Ventures is an organization based in New Orleans, with underrepresented founders located across the U.S., from New York to Denver, New Orleans, and more. One of the fellows even tuned in from Mardi Gras in NOLA!

📱One of the businesses from the Cohort that participated in the workshop was Reyets, an app and “social justice network created to end police violence and protect your rights.”

🙏🏾 Special thanks to Selam Kebrom, who attended the Nerdy Diva Workshop at Lesbians Who Tech's Debug Summit in December 2021 and reached out to bring the workshop to the Conscious Tech Fellows at Camelback Ventures!

📣 Take a look at feedback from some of the workshop participants:

Listen in and/or watch to catch the gems we’re dropping:

🎉 It’s still Women’s History Month, though we celebrate women 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year! To wrap WHM, we’d like to share the conversation Shanae had with Mollie Amburgey of The Casually Mollie Podcast.

They discuss her career in technology, being an adjunct professor, her passion to make life easier for others through her designs, and how being a creative works hand in hand with her everyday life.

Watch Shanae’s Episode
Listen to Shanae’s Episode

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👀 We’re looking for interns! Here’s a little more about Nerdy Diva, along with the positions we are excited to fill.

👩🏾‍💻 Nerdy Diva was created to fill the gap for inclusive design resources, training, and coaching for the designers, developers, and tech founders who are building the technology of tomorrow, locally and globally.

We focus on increasing diversity in tech, economic empowerment, and inclusive design, by:

  • Providing best in class User Experience, Development, and Angel Investing for businesses founded by women, people of color, and the LGBT community;

  • Empowering tech leaders with the resources and tools to create more equitable products, services, and workplaces; and

  • Offering real-world internships for knowledge-building, access, opportunity and networking for underserved people in tech.

☝🏾The last point is where you (or someone you know) enter(s) the equation! See more details below.

📖 Nerdy Diva Summer 2022 Internship Details!

We are recruiting summer interns to support the work we started in the Designing Anti-Racism Into Your Products Workshop we hosted from 2020 - 2022 at various virtual conferences.

Our current work involves building out tools to check apps for harmful language and mis-representation, plus sharing alternatives that are empowering and build community.

Here are the intern roles we are bringing on board, including their descriptions and requested information:

🗣 If you’re interested in applying, please email your resume and the appropriate portfolio requested to Feel free to share this newsletter and graphic with a friend, fellow student or colleague who might be interested!

Well that’s all for this week. Thank you for sticking around. Talk to you soon!