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A message from Jasmine E. Sessoms, Founder of She Can Win

I went on a vacation...10 days, with my husband and no kids. We went to a beautiful island where the drinks flowed, food was wonderful, and there was nothing to do but relax. It’s been a little less than 2 years since we’ve been able to do a getaway and I savored every moment.

But there was a nagging… a feeling of what is going on with work...I hope this got finished in my absence...or as soon as I get back I’ll do this…

Luckily I have a mate that all but threw my phone in the ocean if I tried to do more than respond to a quick text question, but the feeling never left- I came back to the states and jumped right into working 12 hours days- back to back conference calls, caring for my 2 young daughters and hubby, and I am exhausted all over again. It almost feels like I went away 3 months ago and not last week. This is a scary feeling for me. I felt so relaxed, and free the vacation was what I needed to clear my mind but now I am struggling to find how to do the same in my day to day life. I am not alone in this thinking.

Black Women are exhausted because we work twice as hard to be competitive with our counterparts, we hold up our households all while trying to make this look effortless. 

I recently read an article about Black Women being exhausted

It talks about how the pandemic has done a number on our mental and physical health and how we have to start prioritizing self care more. I am going to start taking my advice, setting boundaries, disconnecting, and focusing on my well being. It’s an old adage but one that I need to repeat daily: “you are no good to anyone if you aren’t here”.

I will find my rhythm and find my balance and I am urging you to do the same. Don’t come back from paradise and do the same things you did before you went. Hard lessons were learned this week, but I’m applying them!


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This Week In Black History

August 22 - August 28


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August 23rd: 8/23/1978-1/26/2020

🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to professional basketball player Kobe Bean Bryant. Kobe played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. Kobe was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He became the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history on February 1, 2010, when he surpassed Jerry West. At 34 years old, Kobe became the youngest player in league history to reach 30,000 career points. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Watch Kobe Bryant’s top ten moments:


Happy Birthday King and Rest in Power!!




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August 27th: 8/27/1961

🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to gospel singer, record producer, actress, and former radio host Yolanda Yvette Adams. Yolanda grew up in Houston, TX, as the oldest of six children. She has sold over 4.5 million albums in the US, and nearly 8 million albums worldwide. Yolanda is known as the “Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music” and the “First Lady of Modern Gospel.” On December 11, 2009, Billboard named her the “No. 1 Gospel Artist” of the last decade. Yolanda has won four Grammys, four Doves, one American Music Award, six NAACP Image Awards, one Soul Train Music Award, and three BET Awards. To learn more about Yolanda Adams, visit her website:


Happy Birthday Queen!




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August 28th: 8/28/1964

On Friday, August 28, 1964, a scuffle with police at the intersection of 22nd Street and Columbia Avenue sparked a three-day riot involving hundreds of North Philadelphians hurling bottles and bricks at police and looting stores. With the Columbia Avenue Riot (Philadelphia Race Riot), Philly joined six other cities that erupted in African American protests. The riot reflected long standing anger at the Philadelphia Police Department and growing divisions among African Americans over a recent shift to more confrontational street protests. The unrest generated key momentum for local activists that arguably culminated in the election of the city’s first African American mayor, Wilson Goode in 1983. Watch this video of narrated clips of the riot:



Top 7 Game Changers


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Women's Equality Day - Join the Conversation

August 26th commemorates the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Commission for Women for a virtual discussion about Philadelphia's women who were activists that led to women gaining the right to vote...Read More


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Putting Sass in SAAS!

Software engineer Sydney Davis launched Tequity, a more equitable SAAS (software as a service) company that’s accessible online with no financial barriers...Read More 


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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Mother and daughter duo, Tonya McCray and 25-year old Racquel McCray, worked together on the same U.S. Navy ship for four weeks...Read More


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You Go Girl!

Tori Cooper is the first Black trans woman to be appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS...Read More


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Taking It Into Her Own Hands

Jamika Martin grew frustrated with the number of ineffective skincare products, and decided to take breakout solutions into her own hands by creating an inclusive acne line...Read More


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If I Can Do It, So Can You!

Hana Yohannes, owner of Shikorina Pastries, launched her own business and hopes to inspire other young Black entrepreneurs along the way...Read More


Reframing The Black Experience


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Army veteran and photojournalist Vanessa Charlot, is being recognized for her gift of using photography to reframe the black experience...Read More

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Salesforce Developer II

ECFMG|FAIMER of Philadelphia, PA, is looking to hire a full-time Salesforce Developer II within our Solution Delivery Salesforce department. Are you a highly motivated, internally driven, and results-oriented? Do you want to work for a "best place to work" in the essential medical education arena? If so, please read on!

This Salesforce Developer II earns competitive pay based on experience. We offer medical, RX, dental, and vision plans from top providers with low copays and large networks, as well as coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and children. We cover 100% of the premiums for employee dental, vision, core life, core disability, and core long-term care coverage. But that's only the beginning; we also offer a 403(B) retirement plan with employer contributions of 12% after one year, paid holidays, paid vacations, paid sick time, voluntary time off options, flexible scheduling, telecommuting, confidential employee counseling services, a wellness program, a tuition assistance program, career growth opportunities, free parking or paid public transportation assistance and a wonderful people-centered culture that encourages work-life balance. If this sounds like the right opportunity in human resources for you, apply today!


A private nonprofit organization established in 1956, the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is a world leader in promoting quality health care. We provide services to international physicians who want to enter the U.S. health care system and physicians working worldwide. Since our inception, we have certified more than 320,000 international medical graduates. To name just a few, we serve physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and researchers studying medical education and health workforce planning. Our experience in certifying International Medical Graduates (IMGs) has allowed us to develop programs that share our expertise with others involved in the assessment of physicians. Our Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) division was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2000 and concentrated on creating educational opportunities for health professions educators, discovering patterns, disseminating knowledge, and developing data resources.

In recognition of the value of our employees, we strive to offer excellent benefits and an environment that emphasizes professional development and personal wellness. We were named a Top Workplaces in 2019 by!


As a Salesforce Developer II you will utilize various technologies for the development and maintenance of software applications and services designed to provide the functionality needed by the enterprise to accomplish required business functions. Passionate about building high-quality systems utilizing software implementation best practices, the Salesforce Developer II will work as part of a co-located team and use their professional experience to develop solutions utilizing Scrum and other Agile techniques. They will contribute to an experienced and energetic team on a rapid, agile development schedule. This role will be expected to mentor developers with less experience, participate in design discussions, perform code reviews, evaluate technology, and provide software solutions to meet business objectives. The Salesforce Developer II will be exposed to all facets of the Agile software development lifecycle and will be expected to adapt quickly to an existing and complex environment.


Can you learn new concepts and software quickly? Are you self-motivated, independent, detail oriented? Do you have good written and verbal communication skills Are you able to adapt quickly in an existing, complex environment? If so, this role might be a good fit for you!


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Business Administration, or equivalent work experience, is required
  • Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification is required, Salesforce Administrator Certification a plus

1 to 2 years of experience in the following:

  • Experienced in Salesforce platform technologies, including API integration work
  • Experienced in developing code while respecting the platform resource limits
  • Some experience in developing solutions on Service Cloud
  • Basic understanding of Salesforce DX methodology
  • Some experience in developing using Lightning Components
  • Experienced in creating user interface screens including support for all major browsers and mobile form factors
  • Experienced in developing and consuming web services and integration concepts including REST, SOAP, JSON & XML
  • Hands-on experience on any JavaScript technologies like Node, Angular, REACT
  • Development experience using Lightning Component Framework, Visualforce, Apex, JavaScript, AJAX and other technologies to build customized solutions
  • Experienced in Release Management, CI/CD and has working experience with tools like Jenkins, ANT, Salesforce DX or any other CI/CD tools
  • Participated in Salesforce platform upgrades
  • Designs and implements Entity (Object) Relationships in Salesforce, via lookups, master-detail and custom junctions. Able to create queries using SOQL and text-based search queries using SOSL.

5 to 8 years of experience in the following:

  • Experienced in supporting live production systems environment including pushing changes to production
  • Experienced in using source code controls like TFS, GitHub, BitBucket. etc.
  • Experienced in one or more of the following: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, XML/XSL, SQL, XAML, ADO.NET, JSON
  • Successfully designed and deployed solutions using n-tier architectures (UI, Business Logic Layer, Data Access Layer)
  • Experienced in design and development of relational databases, normalization concepts, triggers, functions, and procedures. Able to create, read and edit ER diagrams
  • Develops using principles of enterprise patterns (MVC, MVVM, etc.)
  • Experienced in working with n-tier architectures (UI, Business Logic Layer, Data Access Layer)
  • Experienced in leading development teams in design discussions
  • Development experience in HTML5/CSS3


This full-time position typically works 7-hour workdays, Monday - Friday, with a flexible virtual work arrangement.


If you feel that you would be right for this job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

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