MassTLC Professional Women's Community
Community Newsletter
Hello Tech Professionals,
When one door closes, another one opens. With injustices that (re)surfaced this year, this community came together to talk about gender equality in the tech ecosystem. As most of us have experienced, old ways do not open those doors.

At MassTLC, we wanted to create a forum where thought leaders and tech professionals could gather to share fresh ideas, insights, and strategies as a foot forward towards change. We discussed gender equality and how to create a path for the advancement and retention of women in the workforce.

I am grateful to this community and each of you. Much like you, MassTLC quickly pivoted to support our members to be a place where you can grow, trust, and connect.

Our 2021 plans for this community will continue to engage each of you for professional development, networking, and content sharing. We are looking to create new programming that will focus on leadership development and connections to top talent while supporting DEI initiatives.

We had a full fall, and it was my pleasure to meet and collaborate with many members of this community. We are planning for a very busy 2021. 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 growing with you as we recreate, innovate, and grow in 2021. 

We are grateful to our sponsors, Cybereason and Nuance.

Warm Regards and Stay Well,
Nayla Daly
Communities Manager
Upcoming Programs
  • 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.

  • 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.

Professional Women's Community Insights
  • Meet the Women of Nuance: I have always searched for a sense of community and known that I have the power to impact those around me. In the summer of 2019, I began my journey as a new employee at Nuance and did what I always do – look for a way to connect my daily work life to a greater sense of meaning. Read more here.

  • Analog Devices Finds Success with Aurora to Increase Employee Engagement: At a time when 1 in 4 women are considering leaving the workforce due to COVID-19, Olga Feingold, Talent Development Partner and Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Analog Devices (ADI), took action to ensure talented women at ADI continued to feel supported and knew that the company was invested in their long-term success. Read more here.

  • Imposter Syndrome: What it is & How We Can Conquer It: Kim Meninger, Executive Career Success, guided our group through the in’s and outs of imposter syndrome. Keep reading and watch the video here.

  • Bringing the Opportunity: Walks With Strategic Leaders: In our final episode of the season, “Bringing the Opportunity,” David Delmar Sentíes, Founder of Resilient Coders, talks with Pariss Chandler, CEO of BlackTechPipeline, about her journey in tech and her efforts to help the industry at large. Listen here.

  • From Executive to Board Director, Board-Ready Bootcamp Vera Tice: Meet Vera Tice, Global Industry, Strategic and Technical Advisor and Commercialization Expert, Former Head of Strategic Partnerships & Services at Quest Diagnostics, and 2019 Bootcamp participant. Read Tice’s journey, here.

  • Making the Leap and Not Looking Back: Board-Ready Bootcamp Alum Erin Farrell: Principal at Erin Farrell Consulting, Former Sr. Director of Worldwide Sales Operations at Adobe, and 2019 Bootcamp participant. Read Farrel’s journey, here.

  • How MassTLC is Committing to Improving DEI in Tech: At MassTLC we are heartened by the number of companies that have joined the Tech Compact for Social Justice and have made commitments to help improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the tech sector. While MassTLC’s mission includes developing an inclusive tech ecosystem, this calling has taken on increased urgency over the past few months. Read more here.
Resources and Collective Impact
  • Companies Still Hiring job board This unique job board supports members of the MA tech community who have recently been let go from their jobs because of the Covid-19 crisis. MassTLC is actively compiling a list of tech companies still hiring in Massachusetts. 

  • 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.
From Our Sponsor
MassTLC is excited to welcome Nuance: We recently welcomed Nuance Communications as our newest Professional Women’s Community sponsor, and we couldn’t be more excited and appreciative of the company’s support.
Read on to learn more about this innovative leader.
Professional Women's Community Sponsors
MassTLC Global Sponsors