Issue #1 – Big Tech battles over ICE contracts & more
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This past week, I talked about salary negotiations for women in tech and shared personal examples of specific $$$ amounts I’ve negotiated before.
Read the twitter thread 🧵 to get more ideas on how to ask boldly for the salary you deserve.
Let’s talk about salary negotiations, ladies!
Women in tech often feel afraid to ask for what they truly want. Salary negotiations can feel daunting.
I will share some examples of what I’ve done, and hopefully some find this useful.
14:44 PM – 20 Sep 2021
Per usual, all the Big Tech companies are kissing up to ICE, in search of yet another government contract.
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, etc are clamoring to get a massive $300m contract to help ICE deport immigrants. If you work at any of these corporations, it would be pretty badass if you took a stand and demanded your employer not apply for this contract. Talk to your teammates and lateral teams; find out how you can start an internal group or email list for discussing how to take action internally for these issues.
Since Biden ended the US exit in late August, the Taliban continues striving to return to their previous brutal regime. Women are especially vulnerable.
You can help this ongoing humanitarian crisis by donating to Women for Afghan Women.
Since Biden ended the US exit in late August, the Taliban has in some ways returned to their previous brutal regime. Women are especially vulnerable.
11:45 AM – 15 Sep 2021
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Thanks for reading and don’t forget to take action! We all get the opportunity to make a change if we only care enough to take a stand. 🙂