The 12-week career and leadership coaching program for early to mid-career tech professionals who identify as the “first,” “few,” or “only” on their team or in their organization.
The highlight of my week! I got so much out of connecting with other "onlies" with similar challenges and the tech speakers who not only faced the same problems but overcame them while remaining true to themselves.
Asami, Momentum Alumnus
In this program, YOU WILL GAIN
TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE + CAREER
+ A POWERFUL, DIVERSE NETWORK
OF PEOPLE WHO
Race. Ethnicity. Gender. Class. Age.
Orientation. Ability. Nationality.
Research shows that people who are the first (or only) under-represented anything on a tech team often experience:
Slowed career growth (from being overlooked)
Burnout, mental exhaustion from code-switching
Role & title confusion, experience devaluation
Self-doubt (from not being taken seriously)
Offensive or unwelcome comments, office "jokes"
Being torn between "speaking up" and being "that person"
Loneliness, social isolation at work
Absence of critical creative/thought partnership
Discover Your Power
Use our self-audit to chart your best path from where you are to where you want to be in tech.
Outsmart the System
Practice outsmarting mansplaining, tokenization, and other micro-aggressions like a confident pro.
Master the Landscape
Learn the politics and the facts on being under-represented in tech.
Make Waves (without repercussions)
Evaluate your company’s potential for change; take action while avoiding pitfalls + becoming "that person".
Build Your Network
Map your network of sponsors, mentors, allies, and work buddies; connect with purpose.
Fortify Your Brand
Authentically integrate your personal, professional, and (dare we say) political brand to your advantage.
Meet the Facilitators
I'm a startup exec leading diverse, high-performing teams to build and launch products around the world.
I'm also the founder of a non-profit tech organization that privately connects employees experiencing workplace conflict to attorneys.
My personal mission is to help as many women and non-binary people of color break into and advance their careers in tech.
Hi, I'm Spectra
I'm Silicon Valley's Gender/Inclusion Advisor (and founder of Future Thought Leader.
I help women, LBGTQ+, and non-binary folks of all Colors excel in tech, consulting, + thought leadership.
I advise tech companies improve on intersectional allyship and inclusion, especially on the engineering side.
WHAT WE'VE DONE
To become frequently-consulted, listened to, and respected leaders in tech.
( without burning out )
( even as "onlys" )
YOU WILL GO FROM
GETTING OVERLOOKED TO GETTING LISTENED TO
FEELING PIGEON-HOLED TO FREE TO BE YOURSELF
BEING STUCK TO
GAINING REAL TRACTION
Momentum equips underrepresented tech talent with the insights, skills, self-confidence, peer support, and executive sponsorship needed to navigate the unique systemic issues in the tech workplace to ultimately, advance their careers.
a new era of inclusive tech leadership
WHAT YOU GET:
FULL PRICE: $2500
the LEADERSHIP SKILLS
SKILLS TO NAVIGATE THE TECH LANDSCAPE- AN AN EMERGING LEADER OF DIFFERENCE
COACHING FOR FIRST, FEWS, AND ONLYS IN TECH
SUPPORT FROM OTHERS WHO KNOW HOW LONELY THE JOURNEY CAN BE
CRITERIA to PARTICIPATE
Be in a tech company or a technical role (like IT).
Have an early or mid-career position (no CEOs, please)
Identify as an under-represented person i.e. a "first" "few" "only" or "different in one or more ways.
Be able to contribute 1-2 hours a week in May-early July 2022.
Be willing to look at your identities of privilege as well as your under-represented identities.
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF...
You're (already) in the power seat in tech. (This is for entry-to mid-level rising stars in tech roles or tech companies).
NO POSTURING. IMPERFECTION + REALNESS ARE CENTERED.
50% POC+ 50%+ QUEER/TRANS.
NO MEAN GIRLS (OF ANY GENDER).
NO ROOM FOR WHITE FRAGILITY.
CURATED SO YOU ARE NOT "THE ONLY" POC / QUEER / NONBINARY/COMIC NERD/ PAL.
PRONOUN SHARING ENCOURAGED.
COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION.