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Monday, March 30, 2020

New Book Encourages Women of Color to Pursue Careers in Technology

“Women of Color in Tech” will be available wherever books and ebooks are sold on April 14th; virtual panel discussion live at 6pm EST on the same day.

Women of Color in Tech bookcover

New York, NY — In her new book, Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators, 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.

For too long, women of color have been underrepresented in tech and many have not had the access to strong support networks or resources to build successful careers in the tech industry. With several years in the technology industry, Tedrick understands the many challenges that young women of color face and has written Women of Color in Tech in hopes of inspiring the next generation of women to explore careers in tech and provides a road-map to navigating the industry and building a rewarding future.

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.

On Tuesday April 14th, Tedrick will host a virtual panel discussion with other women in tech to dispute many of the misconceptions about technical careers (it’s not all about coding!) – the panelists will share their experience of an industry that can be diverse, fun and incredibly dynamic. She invites young women to explore a future in tech and cultivate a vision for their futures by developing the right tools and the right mindset to be successful in the world of tech.


About the Author
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 IBM’s 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. Prior to her transition into the tech field, Susanne worked in many administrative and operational roles with various companies in the financial services industry. Susanne was the winner of CompTIA Association of Information Technology Professional’s 2018 Rising Star of the Year Award and a 2019 nominee for CompTIA Advancing Women in Technology Mentorship Guide Spotlight Award for her dedication in advancing her tech career and that of future technologists.

To pre-order the book and register for the virtual panel, visit https://webelongintech.com

(Use promo code WCT20 for a 20% discount.)


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