Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators
by Susanne Tedrick
In her new book, award-winning tech professional, Susanne Tedrick encourages women of color to pursue careers in technology and provides a roadmap to break through barriers and build a rewarding and successful career in tech. Women of Color in Tech is published by John Wiley & Sons and was released on April 14th, 2020 the same day the Nonfiction Authors Association announced that the book won a silver award.
Tedrick says, ”I wrote this book for women of color who may have the spark and curiosity in pursuing a path in tech, but perhaps, may need some guidance and clarity on what a tech career could look like beyond the ones we traditionally associate with the industry. I also wanted to provide actionable and practical steps that they can take now to build their careers, even if that path changes in the future. Finally, I wanted to talk openly on specific issues that may be a challenge for them - bias, imposter syndrome, mental health and lack of strong support systems among a few - and strategies to help navigate them through.”
Through her own experience of transitioning into the tech industry, Tedrick shares inspiring stories and practical, real-world advice to arm young women with the tools and knowledge they need to develop their skills, follow industry trends, find mentors and a support network, and cultivate strong relationships to build a successful career.
Break through barriers to achieve a rewarding future in tech
Nonfiction Book Awards Silver Winner
Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators will help you overcome the obstacles that often prevent women of color from pursuing and staying in tech careers. Contrary to popular belief, tech careers are diverse and fun—and they go far beyond just coding. This book will show you that today’s tech careers are incredibly dynamic, and you’ll learn how your soft skills — communication, public speaking, networking — can help you succeed in tech.
This book will guide you through the process of cultivating strong relationships and building a network that will get you were you want to be. You’ll learn to identify a strong, knowledgeable support network that you can rely on for guidance or mentorship. This step is crucial in getting young women of color into tech careers and keeping them there.
- Build your professional network to get the guidance you need
- Find a mentor who understands your goals and your struggles
- Overcome negativity and stay motivated through difficult times
- Identify and develop the soft skills that you need to get ahead in tech
Read this book to help bring to life your vision of a future in tech. With practical advice and inspiring stories, you’ll develop the right tools and the right mindset. Whether you’re just considering going into tech or you want to take your current career to the next level, Women of Color in Tech will show you how to uncover the resources you need to succeed.
- Business & Economics / Women In Business
- Young Adult Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American