Women of Color in Tech (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2020-06-18
Utmärkelser
Winner of CompTIA's 2020 Diversity Technology Leader Spotlight Award 2020 (United States); Winner of Women of Color in STEM Conference - Technology Rising Star Award 2020 (United States); Runner-
Förlag
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensioner
224 x 152 x 13 mm
Vikt
363 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781119633488
Women of Color in Tech (häftad)

Women of Color in Tech

A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators

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Highly Commended International Business Book from the 2021 Business Book Awards Nonfiction Book Awards Silver Winner from the Nonfiction Authors Association Winner of CompTIA's 2020 Diversity Technology Leader Spotlight Award Winner of a Technology Rising Star Award from the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Conference Break through barriers to achieve a rewarding future in tech 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 funand 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 skillscommunication, public speaking, networkingcan 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, youll 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.
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Susanne Tedrick is a technical specialist for a leading Fortune 50 technology company. Fiercely committed to increasing participation of women and people of color in STEM educational and professional opportunities, she is a career mentor for the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Initiative and a volunteer workshop technical assistant for Black Girls Code, a non-profit that empowers girls of color to develop in-demand IT skills and prepare to advance careers in tech.

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Foreword xxiii Introduction xxv Chapter 1 The Current State of Women of Color in Tech 1 The Realities 1 Whats Going On? 3 Early Childhood 4 Primary, Middle, and High School 5 College 6 The Workplace 8 Why You Should Be Here 10 My Journey to Tech 10 Its (Slowly) Getting Better 12 Support 13 Number of Job Opportunities 14 Pay 15 Its Fun 15 Opportunities to Help Others 16 We Need You! 16 Tech Career Misconceptions 17 Tech Careers Require Constant, Hands-On Programming 18 All Tech Careers Require a Four-Year Degree 18 All Tech Careers Require Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Another Specific Field 18 All Tech Careers Pay a Ton of Money 19 Tech Careers Exist Only at Top Tech Companies 20 Tech Careers Are Only for People with Certain Backgrounds, Grades, Etc. 21 Creating a Blueprint 25 Summary 26 Chapter 2 The Different Flavors of Tech Careers 27 Business Analysis 29 What They Do 29 Top Skills Needed 31 Educational Requirements 31 For Additional Information 32 Consulting 32 What They Do 33 Top Skills Needed 34 Educational Requirements 35 For Additional Information 35 Computer Networking 36 What They Do 37 Top Skills 37 Educational Requirements 38 For Additional Information 38 Data Science 39 What They Do 40 Top Skills 40 Educational Requirements 41 For Additional Information 41 Information Security 42 What They Do 42 Top Skills 44 Educational Requirements 44 For Additional Information 45 Product Management 45 What They Do 46 Top Skills 46 Educational Requirements 47 For Additional Information 47 Project Management 47 What They Do 48 Top Skills 49 Educational Requirements 49 For Additional Information 50 Software Development and Engineering 50 What They Do 51 Top Skills 52 Educational Requirements 53 For Additional Information 53 Technical Sales 53 What They Do 54 Top Skills 54 Educational Requirements 55 For Additional Information 55 Technical Support 55 What They Do 56 Top Skills 56 Educational Requirements 57 For Additional Information 57 User Experience Design 57 What They Do 58 Top Skills 59 Educational Requirements 60 For Additional Information 60 Web Design 60 What They Do 61 Top Skills 61 Educational Requirements 61 For Additional Information 62 Where Do You Fit In? 62 What Are Your Strengths and Your Weaknesses? 62 What Do You Value? 63 What Are Your Interests? 65 Summary 65 Chapter 3 Industry and Other Options 67 Advertising and Marketing 68 Civics and Public Interest 69 Construction and Manufacturing 71 Education 73 Finance 75 Healthcare 77 The US Government 79 On Your Own: Entrepreneurism 82 What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur 83 Getting Started 84 Research Your Market 84 Write a (Solid) Business Plan 85 Estimate Initial Costs 86 Determine Sources of Initial Funding 86 Keep Going or Stop? 88 Summary 89 Chapter 4 Emerging Technologies 91 What is an Emerging Technology? 91 The Future of Work 92 Artificial Intelligence 93 The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning 94 Why Does It Matter? 95 Where Can I Learn More? 96 Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality 97 Why Does It Matter? 98 Where Can I Learn More? 99 Blockchain 99 Why Does It Matter? 101 Where Can I Learn More? 102 Cloud Computing 102 Service Models 104 Deployment Models 106 Why Does It Matter? 106 Where Can I Learn More? 107 Internet of Things 108 Why Does It Matter? 109 Where Can I Learn More? 110 3D Printing 110 Why Does It Matter? 111 Where Can I Learn More? 112 Keeping Up with Technology Trends 112 Information Sources 113 Tools 114 Summary 115 Chapter 5 Building Your Network 117 The Importance of Building Your Network 117 Where to Network 119 Mentoring 121 Where to Find Mentors 121 Blueprints for a Beneficial Mentori