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Shannon Morales (third from left), founder of Tribaja, and her team is bringing back the Diversitech Summit. Photo Courtesy of Tribaja.
Shannon Morales (third from left), founder of Tribaja, and her team is bringing back the Diversitech Summit. Photo Courtesy of Tribaja.

Tribaja’s Diversitech Summit returns for its second year

The community-based recruiting platform’s signature event will provide three days of career exploration, networking and development in tech for diverse talent.

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Staying true to its mission of empowering diverse tech talent, Tribaja will be bringing back its signature event, the second annual Diversitech Summit, later this month.

The three-day Diversitech Summit is one of the largest virtual experiences on the East Coast, and is dedicated to bringing together diverse leaders, tech enthusiasts, and individuals who are looking to enter the tech workforce.

“Last year, I launched the summit as a way to create visibility into all the things that Tribaja does,” said Shannon Morales, founder of Tribaja. “With being a thought leader for employers on hiring practices in tech, and then also being a gatekeeper for job opportunities in tech and startups for under-supported communities.”

This year, the summit will show a progression and evolution with more success stories from professionals who have transitioned into tech and startup spaces. 

With The Great Resignation resulting in more than 3.95 U.S. million workers leaving their jobs on average per month, the workforce has seen many workers shift professions. 

The shift has seen many workers transition into the tech and startup world, a feature that will be highlighted throughout the summit. 

“In addition to a lot of career changers' success stories, a lot of the speakers will be doubling as both a speaker, as well as mentors,” said Morales. 

During the summit, participants will also be provided with career exploration and development in the industry through a number of workshops and panel discussions led by tech and startup professionals.

On the final day of the summit, participants will be able to engage in employment opportunities and on-the-spot interviews with nearly a dozen inclusive workforce employees, including Lyft, DoorDash, Greenhouse, Penn Interactive, and others dedicated to diversifying their talent pool. 

“They touch anything from media tech to social platforms to gaming technology,” added Morales. “There’s such a wide variety of tech companies that are going to be hiring at the summit.” 

The networking and mentorship opportunities will be provided by Tribaja’s tech tribe, which includes General Assembly, Tree House, Launch Code, Hopeworks, Karat, and more.

“The Summit is honestly open to all professionals who are looking to explore new careers in the tech and startup space,” said Morales. 

She noted that the first two days of the summit will be more suited to individuals who are looking to explore and develop their skills in the industry, while the final day is more tailored to those who may have already started their journey by graduating a program, receiving their certification, or took part in training courses, and are looking to launch their new career. 

For Morales, putting together these events to empower Black, Latinx, and diverse talent, and diversify the tech landscape is part of what she feels is “a social responsibility.” 

“It’s a social responsibility that I have to my community, to professionals who are like me and feel under supported in that space,” she said. 

Her goal is to share access to employers and open doors to opportunities for those who are looking to begin or advance their tech careers, but with a bigger objective in mind.

“It’s all about providing access to opportunities, and it’s a way for us to create generational wealth and income stability for families,” she added.  

The 2022 Diversitech Summit will take place virtually from March 16 to March 18, with an in-person closing reception at the W Philadelphia. To learn more or purchase tickets for the event, click here

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