Tech Tuesday: Summer Celebrations!

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

Shanae speaks from the heart and soul.

🎉🥳🎉 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.

Thank you for believing in Nerdy Diva, subscribing to the newsletter, following us on social media and telling your friends about the important work we do. You make it possible for us to continue to build and increase access and opportunities in our community.

❤️ Shanae

Join us in celebrating the Nerdy Diva Team!

🎉 Last month, three interns from STL Youth Jobs completed the Nerdy Diva internship as part of STL Youth Jobs’ Career Accelerator Pathway.

👏🏾 Thank you to Shancia Morgan, Shawn Taylor, and Anaya Walker for contributing to Nerdy Diva’s growth this summer!!!

They completed a team working agreement, a social media proposal, set up the Nerdy Diva Tik Tok account, created social media content, submitted our content to the Ethical Design Repository, created a Matrix style promo video, and started design wireframes in Figma and development for the Inclusive Tech Glossary.

They were amazing and we’re excited to see what they do next!

Take a look at what’s new at Nerdy Diva!

Nerdy Diva Promo Video

📸 We partnered with Mena Darré, Brand Videographer, Photographer and Strategist at Brand with Mena this summer for a new three-minute Promo Video featuring our Summer Interns.

📸 Watch the Nerdy Diva Promo Video!

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Talk to you soon!

💕 Shanae and the Nerdy Diva Team