black in tech

Pivot or Perserver​e?

Last week, I noticed a Twitter post from a Black female engineer who was wondering whether or not to stay in technology. She said the emotional weight of being the “only” in her team of white, male peers was becoming burdensome. The responses were very interesting. Collectively, everyone felt terrible that she was suffering. But …

black in tech, women in tech

Mavens I/O Black Women In Tech Conference

Mavens I/O

I attended the recent Mavens I/O Conference by We Build Black, a welcoming community looking to foster the growth of black technologists across the US. The inspirational day-long conference, held in New York City, brought together phenomenal women from diverse technical fields and backgrounds. Speakers from Google, JP Morgan, Gartner and other prominent tech companies …