🎉🥳🎉 Summer celebrations are in order!!! August is here, and for many, this is a chance to rest and recharge before going back to school or busy times at work. I also turn 35 this month, and as I reflect on what it means to reach this milestone age, I am reminded to practice gratitude and kindness towards myself and others on this journey called life.
In four short years, Nerdy Diva has grown from an idea in my imagination based on years of being the only Black woman in the room at tech companies, to a community across the globe committed to practicing inclusive design and increasing diversity in tech. We’ve hired 4 contractors, 3 interns, and partnered with 20+ vendors and partners on this journey.
As we near the end of summer, I’m wondering where the time went because these weeks feel both long and short at the same time. We hear so much pain, grief and sorrow in our news from day to day, which is why it’s more important than ever to carve out time for yourself, for joy, for celebrations, for laughter, for gratitude. This is how you survive, this is how you thrive.
As I approach magical number 35, I am grateful for all of you. We have over 5K followers on LinkedIn, over 1.3K followers on Twitter, over 1.5K followers on Instagram, and over 600 newsletter subscribers.
We are one of the few Black woman owned companies actively sharing news and resources about careers in equitable and inclusive design, tech and entrepreneurship. I’m so happy to be able to share lessons learned to support the next generation of UX Designers, Researchers, Product Managers, Developers, Founders, and more.
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