[Ale’s Unpopular Opinions – Issue #1] Big Tech battles over ICE contracts & more

Issue #1 – Big Tech battles over ICE contracts & more

Ale’s Unpopular Opinions, a newsletter: A Latina’s 🇲🇽 bold take on the tech industry and world events. Get ready for a newsletter with some unpopular opinions.

Salary negotiations for Women in Tech

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.

Big Tech battles over ICE contracts

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.

Afghan Women continue to need our support

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.

🚨 DevRel Job Alert

Superconductive reached to me about hiring a Developer Advocate 🥑 , so sharing it with you all cause I’m not on the job market right now.

DM me for intro.

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. 🙂


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