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.

Momentum

DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECH LEADERS

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

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LEADERSHIP SKILLS
TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE + CAREER

+ A POWERFUL, DIVERSE NETWORK
OF PEOPLE WHO
 
"GET" YOU

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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

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Gain Momentum through an 
Outcome-Oriented 
Leadership & Career Accelerator with Truly Inclusive, Diverse Community

CORE MODULES

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

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(She/They)

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.

+I'm Femily

(She/They)

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LEARN
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

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Working Together
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

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WHAT YOU GET:

FULL PRICE: $2500

the LEADERSHIP SKILLS

SKILLS TO NAVIGATE THE TECH LANDSCAPE- AN AN EMERGING LEADER OF DIFFERENCE

the INCLUSIVE
ADVICE

SPECIFIC, INTERSECTIONAL 

COACHING FOR FIRST, FEWS, AND ONLYS IN TECH

the
NETWORK

SUPPORT FROM OTHERS WHO KNOW HOW LONELY THE JOURNEY CAN BE

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CRITERIA to PARTICIPATE

You must:
  • 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).

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OUR PROMISE 

  • NO POSTURING. IMPERFECTION + REALNESS ARE CENTERED.

 

  • 50% POC+ 50%+ QUEER/TRANS.

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  • 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. 

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Welcome

to the next generation of diverse, high-impact technology leaders.

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