The Diversity in Tech Roundtable Replay
About the Webinar
There’s a lot of discussion out there about diversity in tech—because the problem is here RIGHT NOW!
If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated by the tech landscape, wondering why there aren’t more businesses and companies that you can relate to, or more leaders who look like you, or more opportunities for growth in your field, this roundtable is for you.
Join us and our partners digitalundivided and The Latinista, along with Skillcrush alum turned Tech Marketing Lead at LinkedIn, Preethi Sundaram, as we spend an hour talking openly about the experiences of women, especially women of color, in tech.
We’re going to cover as many of your questions about gender, diversity, inclusion, and transparency as possible—because conversation is everything.
Some Issues We’ll Cover:
- General issues with diversity and inclusion in the tech industry
- How to handle natural feelings of self-doubt when you’re the only woman of color (even the only woman) in the room
- How to face the gender and diversity problems in tech head-on—and keep on going
- Mentorship, sponsorship, and how you can get involved
- Diversity initiatives you can introduce at your current company
- Business resources for underrepresented founders, solopreneurs and small business owners, along with other support groups and digital communities
You can also take our Diversity in Tech survey here!
FOUNDER & CEO OF ZUVAA
Kelechi is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader who continues to make her mark on the world by shining a spotlight on culture and community. In her role at digitalundivided, Kelechi spearheaded the launch and program operation of BIG Newark – digitalundivided’s expanded innovation space and incubator program based in Newark, NJ.
Prior to digitalundivided, Kelechi experienced her own startup journey as the Founder and CEO of Zuvaa, a global marketplace for African fashion and design. She is now sharing her practical founder know-how and skills with other Black and Latinx women founders who, like Kelechi, dared to dream big and have embarked on the life-changing, roller coaster journey of entrepreneurship.
FOUNDER & CEO OF THE LATINISTA
Yai is a career & diversity strategist who helps organizations develop engaging programs focused on career and leadership development. With a background in multicultural marketing and communications, Yai is a natural born community builder and is known as the networking and LinkedIn Ninja.
Yai is also founder of The Latinista, a national network of women and Latina professionals invested in professional development and career mobility. Today The Latinista offers a series of skill-building, activity driven, hands-on sessions, specifically designed to help identify and sharpen career and business skills required to achieve professional goals. The Latinista has chapters in New York City, Chicago, Miami and LA. #TheLatinista
Jasmine A. Edwards
FOUNDER & CEO OF I-SUBZ
Jasmine is the Founder and CEO of i-Subz, where she is focused on putting substitute teaching at the forefront of the $3.2B sub gig economy. i-Subz is a marketplace built to serve the 17.4M substitute teachers and 56,000 schools that serve low-income students throughout our nation. i-Subz has participated in Digitalundivided’s BIG Incubator Program Cohort 3, Goodie Nation’s Pre-Accelerator Program, and currently Camelback Ventures 2019 Education Fellowship Program. i-Subz won the Black Girl Ventures 2018 Atlanta Pitch Competition and was a top 10 finalist for the 2019 Google’s Women Who Tech Pitch Competition in New York, New York.
TECH MARKETING LEAD AT LINKEDIN
Preethi is leading Industry Marketing for LinkedIn in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previously she worked at Google, heading Retail Marketing for Google Ads. She started her career as an aid-worker on the India-Pakistan border after completing a degree in Japanese literature. She loves reading books by Japanese writers, watching shows about time-travel and cooking things that take ridiculous amounts of time like fresh pasta or dumplings from scratch.