Hello Tech Professionals,

Normal, new normal, next normal, and silver linings are weaved into each conversation. We have already approached one year since the pandemic closed our offices and rearranged our lives. As a professional, you were tasked with inventive ways to work and grow. At MassTLC, we are feeling optimistic about a strong 2021, regardless of what normal comes our way!

Our 2021 efforts for this community will continue to engage each of you for professional development, networking, content sharing, and thought leadership. As you scroll down, you will read thoughtful stories from our members and learn about different opportunities.

In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, the MassTLC Professional Women's community will come together to hear from a panel of innovative and creative women technologists and how they achieved (and overcame obstacles) in their careers, learn more here. We will be rolling out stories on the amazing women who are on the MassTLC Board of Trustees on Twitter.

We are creating new programming that will focus on leadership development and connections while supporting DEI initiatives. We will continue to provide gatherings and connections through virtual forums that address challenges and hurdles that have evolved for each of you. I look forward to building and growing with this community as we create a collective impact together.

We are grateful to our sponsors, Cybereason and Nuance.

 
Warm Regards and Stay Well,
Nayla Daly
Communities Manager
MassTLC
Upcoming Programs
  • Women Change Agents: Sharing Perspectives in Tech, In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, come hear from a panel of innovative and creative women technologists, March 31st, 10 AM to 11 AM, learn more here.

  • Board Ready Bootcamp: An award-winning program, designed specifically for women, tech leaders of color, and openly LGBTQ+ tech leaders currently in senior executive positions that are ready to make the leap to serve on a board. This will take place will take place on April 7th, 14th, and 21st. Apply here. Look for the Fall Session on Thursdays, October 7th, 14th, and 21st.

  • Lead A Discussion: The MassTLC Talent Community meets quarterly and is seeking conversation leaders and fresh topics. Please email Nayla if you have a topic you would like to explore with your professional peers, or if you would like to lead a conversation. Contact here if interested in speaking.
Professional Women's Community Insights
  • The Changing Face of Cybersecurity: At baseline, technology is constantly growing and rapidly evolving. Historically, the industry has been a male-dominated one, with the cybersecurity sector being a top offender. Read more here. 

  • Finding My True Purpose and Identity: I came to the United States alone at the age of 16. No family, just me. People tell me I am brave for doing so, but at the time, I didn’t think much of it. When you are young, you don’t have as much fear, and it enables you to approach things differently. I reflect on this often when I’m faced with challenges. Read more here.

  • Fixing the Gender Equality Gaps In Tech Sales: Women are underrepresented in tech sales. Clearly, with such consistent performance from women, there should be a more even balance in gender among salespeople in tech. Sales professionals learn much of what they need to be effective from experience and from interacting with others within the organization. Read more here.

  • Support the Next Generation of Tech Leaders: Volunteer as a Technovation Girls MA Judge: Are you interested in developing the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs? What about getting more young girls excited about tech? Technovation 2021 is underway, and we need industry professionals to judge the projects. Contact Ruth Morris or Sara Fraim for more information.

MassTLC Resources
  • MassTLC job board This job board supports members of the MA tech community and is available to post a job or search for a new one.

  • Member Marketplace offers member organizations specials and discounts from MassTLC business organization members and partners. 

  • Business and Legal offers members a wide range of business and legal expertise. In this section, you can find information on the impact and implications of international, U.S. federal, state, and local laws. You can also find advice and insights on a range of business topics.
DEI Initiatives and Offerings
  • DEI Business Strategy Leadership Program: This case-study focused workshop, featuring Harvard Business School faculty members and industry executives, will provide you with the analytics and tools needed to identify and evaluate DEI strategic opportunities and to develop an action plan that enables you to make the systemic change needed to drive business value and impact, including to your bottom-line performance. More information and register here. 

  • Board-Ready Bootcamp. This award-winning program is designed to improve the quality of board governance and composition at tech companies by providing a high-impact curriculum on board fundamentals, strategy and governance. Given the lack of diversity in the tech boardroom, the bootcamp is focused on preparing underrepresented tech leaders, including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and women tech executives. Learn more and apply here.

  • MassTalent. This is a platform designed for organizations that provide training, placement, and funding for pipeline and workforce development. The organizations and programs listed here have a core mission of helping those in underrepresented or non-traditional populations move into the tech industry. Learn more about MassTalent here
Professional Women's Community Sponsors
MassTLC Global Sponsors