Issue #27
The weekly newsletter for black women in tech.

Happy Wednesday and Self Care Day <<First Name>>! ,


Tech, Self-Care, and Self-Awareness 💻 🧖🏾‍♀️ 

How do they correlate as black women in tech? There are everyday things we experience as black women - microaggressions, racism, injustice, discrimination, oppression, we can go on. We often have to juggle these experiences with growing ourselves and thriving in a workforce society set up with odds against us 😒. 

However many of us are joining the tech and securing salaries our previous generations nearly dreamed. Entering the tech scene would ultimately mean breaking barriers and opening doors.

Why talk about self-care and being self-aware? All the above can not be broken if we don't take action. We can't break generational oppression or systemic injustice if we don't take care of ourselves first and identify what about us needs improvement to unlock the best version of ourselves. When we do so, we acquire benefits such as an increase in confidence, sense of fulfillment, increase in self-worth. In some cases based on family dynamics, geographics, and circumstance we may have possibly lacked qualities growing up.

It's never too late to cultivate a better self. As many of us already have superb qualities needed to succeed in our careers such as being resourceful simply from life. Yet we will also become better leaders, open-minded, understanding of others, better problem solvers, and have the ability to be adaptable when any challenge comes out way.

What does self-care mean?

Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's well-being and happiness, primarily during times of stress.

My take on how to take care of yourself:

  • Don't wait to be stressed, practice self-care as a daily, weekly, or monthly routine.
  • Go to the doctor and get regular checkups.
  • Eat right, exercise, and get a buddy system if you are struggling. This helps with accountability. For one year straight my best friend and I would send pictures of each meal we are every day. This forced me to make sure I included veggies daily, or else I gave my friend permission to make me feel bad😂.
  • Surround yourself with positive people who support you and are comfortable with seeing you happy and uplifted. 

What does self-awareness mean?

 Having a conscious knowledge of your character and feelings.

My take on how to become self-aware:

  • Journal habits daily or weekly.
  • Practice being alone - with your thoughts, travelings, and eating without your phone or an electronic device. Whenever I eat at a restaurant alone, I don't allow myself to take out my phone for up to 45minutes. Only to see the time. I travel with a pocket journal at all times. 
  • Identify your emotional trigger and conquer them.
  • Have sn annual self-evaluation looking back on your habits and feelings over each quarter. Cross-reference them with what you were experiencing at the time. For example, did you have a time where your emotions were out of balance? How did you get there? Were you experiencing stress at work or anxieties? 
While there's so much more to share, perhaps take a start on these tips. These are things have that have implemented and have had success within my life.

Let me know if you have tried any of these tips ❤️! 


I listed jobs ar self-care centric companies. As well as resources and courses for self-care and becoming self-aware.

I signed up for Startup School by YCominator and will focus on this along with still looking for work for the next 3 months. Anyone else joining Startup School? Selected companies who complete the course will also receive $15K. Yesterday they announced applications are extended until 8.4.19. So far only 4k out of 21k companies have female founders. Let's change that! 

If you enjoy this newsletter you can always show support by buying me a coffee, become a Patreon supporter, or simply reshare this newsletter! 😊

Naya Moss
Founder + CEO

 By Black Women in Tech 📝

Protect Your Magic! 9 Self Care Acts Black Women Should Practice Daily. Read.
Happy Black Woman, E103, How to make peace with your past and redefine self-awareness. Listen.

Black healers hare self-care tips every Black woman needs to know. Read.

 Jobs 👩🏾‍💻

Hand-picked positions at companies where diversity is 🔑not a  ✅ . Please reference Frauvis, if you found a job through us. This helps us get more companies to post here!
Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack
NYC // Shine Text

Director of Data & Analytics
NYC // Shine Text

Data Platform Engineer
NYC // Quartet Health

Senior Android Engineer
NYC // Mirror
Senior Product Manager
NYC // Shine Text

Senior Director of Marketing
NYC // Shine Text

IT Support Technician
NYC // Quartet Health

Senior Designer
NYC // Mirror

 The Plug 💸 

Shine Text, Self-Care & Meditation, making it easier for you to take care of yourself.

Grace Health, Grace Health Period Tracker. a Stockholm based femtech company focusing on developing scalable and user-friendly health services to women in emerging markets.

The Cru is a constellation of women designed to accelerate each other’s personal and professional growth. 

The Well. A social network that provides community & connections for ambitious and professional Black women. Currently in beta—join our waitlist!

Ethels Club. A private membership club and workspace designed to nurture and empower people of color. 

Atomic Habits - A book on easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones.

 Around the Web 🗞

Healthtech Startup Mahmee Raises $3M To Help Improve Maternal And Infant Outcomes.Read.
Great Leadership Starts With Self-Awareness. Read.

How Self-Care Can Improve Your Company And Its Profits. Read.

Bringing your most authentic self to work as a black woman, part 2. Read.

The Benefits of Merging Leadership Research and Emotions Research. Read.

Why Self-Care Matters To Me As A Black Woman. Read.

To Be Better at Planning, Get to Know Your Future Self. Read.

Increase your self-awareness with one simple fix. Watch.

7 Inspiring Self Care TED Talks Every Black Woman Should Watch. Watch.

 Events 📆

Freshworks Summer School. 50+ Videos. 14 Tracks. The best advice for CX, Sales and IT leaders.
Online Summit // Anytime
Mental Health & SUD Harm Reduction
LA // 7.25
Gatsby Discovery Camp
Online Summit // 8.5

 Courses 👩🏿‍🏫

Self Awareness and the Effective Leader
Udemy // Free to Audit // Anytime

7 Skillshare classes to inspire your self-care practice. Read.

30 Days Of Self Awareness
Udemy // $10.99 // Anytime

More Confidence & Self Esteem Now Through Self-Awareness
Udemy // $10.99 // Anytime

The Self Care Guide for Women
Udemy // $10.99 // Anytime

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