Issue #24
Your weekly newsletter for black women in tech.

Hey, Happy Wednesday <<First Name>>! ,


Are you into space startups? What are your thoughts on space startups using the word colonization as a selling point or as a description of their goals? For me personally, it makes me cringe considering the history attached with the word. Check this civil sweet and short convo I had here. Head over to our slack community and let's have a chat about it! 


  • Job at Uncharted Power. Black Woman Founder that moved her company to the heart of Harlem, Jessica O. Matthews.
  • Job plug at Mindbody.
  • New community member.
  • New startup empowers black women business owners.

Founder + CEO 
Naya Moss

 By Black Women in Tech 📝

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Obtaining a Security Clearance by Katia 

Verifying Entire API Responses by Angie Jones

 Jobs 👩🏾‍💻

Hand-picked positions at companies where diversity is 🔑not a  ✅ 
Thank you, Ayodele for sharing this opportunity at Mind Body. Head over to slack to talk more with Ayodele on working at midbody and this role (shoot her an email). 
Rails Engineer
Remote // Zipline

Junior Full Stack Engineer
Las Vegas // Pigeonly

Backend Software Engineer
Boston // Flare Jewelry

Associate Product Manager
Oakland // LISNR
Product Software Manager
NYC // Uncharted Power

Midlevel Front-End Engineer
Las Vegas // Pigeonly

Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer
Remote // Rockets of Awesome

Web Developer
Cincinnati // LISNR
Please reference Frauvis, if you found a job through us. This helps us get more companies to post here!

 The Plug 💸

Black Girl In Om, Creating space for women of color to breathe easy  Publication. Podcast. Self-care sessions. #1 holistic wellness platform for women of color.

Git Cute Podcast, Getting a job in technology is hard but staying there is even harder. Each Tuesday, join Jocelyn Harper, a software engineer, tackle the mundane and discuss hot topics within the technology sector with interviews, personal deep-dives, and more! Whether you’re new to tech or are a legacy coder, this is the podcast for you.

 Around the Web 🗞

New startup empowers black women business owners.

The duo started Black Women Business Owners of Tulsa in November with a mission to provide African American women entrepreneurs with the resources and connections needed to have a successful business. According to Black Women Business Startups, “recent growth in the rate of business ownership by black women has been faster than any other group in the nation. Read.
Startup that makes sex toys for women sues New York transit system for banning its ads 🤭. 

The ads submitted by women's sexual-health startup Dame Products to run in New York's transit system show female-focused sex toys. Now, Dame is suing the MTA for rejecting its ads, alleging free speech violations by the agency, which is run by the state of New York., In its complaint, the company cites what it deems inconsistencies in ads that the MTA allows, including one featuring phallic-shaped cacti promoting a men's health startup that sells erectile dysfunction medication. Read. Tech is everything (especially music). Read

Would You Move for an IT Job? Here Are the Top Reasons IT Pros Relocate. Read.
Scaling Revenue Over 1000% by Committing to Doing Less. Read.

The Fibonacci Sequence simplified. Watch.

Black in Tech Nashville host Technology and Liberation Reception. Read.

Proctor and Gamble talk about bias, film. Made THE LOOK to share what it's like to be Black in America today. Historical events inspired the moments in the film. Unfortunately, many of these moments are still happening. Our goal is not to shame or blame but spark a dialogue. And inspire people to help us build a world where films like this are no longer needed. What's it like to be Black in America today?

 Events 📆

Accelerate Machine Learning Deployment with H2O Driverless AI
Palo Alto // 7.2 

Santa Monica New Tech Open Coffee Club
Santa Monica // 7.7

Grace Hopper Program Online Info Session
NYC // 7.9
Project Night - Intro to our Deep Learning
NYC // 7.4

Learn How WP-CLI Can Make Your Life Easier
Siteground // Online Webinar // 7.9


Women in Cybersecurity: almost $39,000 in Security Training Opportunities Available

The Infosec Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship grants free enrollment into a series of three progressive, award-winning cybersecurity boot camps:

This scholarship is open to women pursuing a career in cybersecurity.

 Courses 👩🏿‍🏫

Are you ready to level up? Get Google Cloud Certified.
Sign up for the Certification Challenge, complete the required training and certify within 12 weeks to qualify for a $100 Google Store voucher*. What happens? Once you sign up for the Certification Challenge Google will send you a free month on Qwiklabs to complete your required quests. Certify within 12 weeks of starting the Challenge on Qwiklabs and Google will send you a $100 Google Store voucher.

Metrics to care about...
  • Job listings mentioning “Google Cloud” as a desired skill have increased 10X over the past three years
  • Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect is the #1 paying IT certification
  • Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architects earn on average $139,529 a year
Java Course, Beyond Test Automation
Test Automation University // Free  // Anytime

Digital Skills: User Experience
Future Learn  // Free  // Anytime
By Accenture Digital Skills. Includes a free certificate of completion.

 ✨Community ✨ 

 Book Club 📖

When 7.29 @ 7pm EST
Where Virtual Zoom Meeting
RSVP on Eventbrite
👩🏾‍💻Becoming a female entrepreneur in tech
💼Identifying everyday tech industry issues and turning them into businesses
👩🏾‍🎨creative ways to contribute to the tech startup scene

p.s. not available on audible. 

 New Member ✨

Huralain Mohamed, Trader Support Analyst 

Working in Information Technology for 10 years. Graduated H.S. at 16 and joined the US Army at 17. Became a 25 Bravo, Information Technology Specialist, and went to training at the US Army Signal School in Fort Gordon, Georgia. 

Currently still in the role of a Trader Support Analyst where she supports 500+ senior traders, analysts, and schedulers that trade crude oil products and more. Huralain is has taught herself coding for the past year to transition to a software engineer role. Exercising her new skillset, she volunteers teaching coding to young girls at Black Girls Code.

 Podcast 🎙

Last week on our podcast, we spoke with Krista Mikaële Théodore. We talked about Krista making her own pathway into college and landing a full ride scholarship, tech culture shock, taking charge of your success, tackling pci compliance, and managing your health as a successful black woman in tech. 

Next episode is was released today! We spoke with Vanessa Edeke a Software Engineer in Lagoa, Nigeria. Episodes are available on your favorite player below.

 Thank You For Reading! 

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