MassTLC Professional Women's Community
Community Newsletter
Happy September!

These past few months, tech leaders who are carving an inventive path for gender equality gathered to discuss 'the broken rung," an issue exacerbated during this uncertain time. Strategies and fresh ideas came together at these meetings to address retaining and advancing women in the workplace while creating a visual footprint to get you noticed.

During these months, MassTLC has been working to support the needs of our members by providing a forum where strategies can be shared, and ideas can be exchanged. In this newsletter, you will find resources from these meetings. 

We are preparing for a busy fall and will continue to provide virtual forums that address challenges and hurdles that have evolved from this crisis for you. We will continue to work with our members to bring fresh perspectives and best practices among peers. I am always looking for your ideas that impact gender gap and equality. I would love to hear your ideas for programming.

We are excited to continue to offer our award winning Board Ready Bootcamp, which will take place over three weeks in October, offering diverse tech leaders an opportunity to learn board fundamentals and make the critical connections that will help propel them in the next level of their career and board journey.

One way to stay connected, while you are remote, is to join the MassTLC Professional Women’s community, at MassTLC Central. This is a virtual place where you can connect to other professionals in the member community, join the forum here.

This professional community is growing! We are grateful to our new sponsors, Cybereason and Nuance.

Warm Regards and Stay Well,
Nayla Daly
Communities Manager
Fall Events
  • What is Imposter Syndrome and How Can You Conquer It. Join this discussion and learn how women experience imposter syndrome, what the triggers are, and how you or your team can conquer it. Get additional information here.

  • Board Ready Bootcamp, an award-winning program, is designed specifically for women, tech leaders of color, and openly LGBTQ+ tech leaders who are currently in senior executive positions at tech companies who are ready to leap to serve on a tech company or other board. This will take place will take place on October 8th, 15th, and 22nd. The next application review deadline is Sept. 11, 2020. Get additional information here.

  • Addressing the Broken Rung Problem: How to Retain and Advance Women. In this meeting, a panel of forward-thinking talent leaders shared their vision and strategies for gender equality inside their organizations. Read more and access recording here.

  • Want to Retain Women Lead During COVID-19? Help Them Lead. It seems that in the midst of one of our darkest moments, women’s leadership has never been more appreciated. Read more here

  • A Women’s Guide to Thought Leadership: Creating Visual Footprints Internally and Externally. As we gradually re-enter the workplace, employees are looking for flexibility, promotions, or even career transitions. So, how do you stay visible and lead through uncertainty? How will your leadership know who are? Learn more here.

  • Mental Health in Tech. Now more than ever, tech leaders are concerned with the mental and emotional well-being of their workforce. You can access this important four-part behavioral health series to help tech executives better navigate the psychological safety and anti-stigma requirements in today’s workplace. Listen to the four-part series.
Resources and Collective Impact
Tech Compact for Social Justice. To change the world, we must first be open to change. Join leading companies in committing to make our technology industry better reflect the diversity of the people of Massachusetts. Be Part of the Change.

MassTLC Women’s Initiative External Resource Page. This resource page is a guide that provides several resources on organizations that support women’s professional development programs.
Professional Women's Community Sponsors
MassTLC Global Sponsors