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Diversity & Inclusion

4 Books by Black Authors To Read This Month

In honor of Black History Month, we've been reading some of the great books written by four of the talented Black speakers that joined us at our recent Diversity Reboot Summit—because Black History Month isn't just about looking to the past, it's about elevating the Black voices that are helping to build a better present and future.

Have you read any of the books below? Let us know what you think!


Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

By Valerie Jarrett

"The longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her experiences as an Iran-born African-American woman as well as a family member, lawyer, public servant and government leader at a dynamic period in American history."


Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career

By Carla Harris

Wall Street veteran Carla Harris shares wisdom and actionable insights to help you take the next step in your career.


Say It Louder! Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy

By Tiffany D. Cross

"A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country's rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters."


Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

By Dr. Matthew F. Delmont

"Black Quotidian explores everyday lives of African Americans in the twentieth century. Drawing on an archive of digitized African-American newspapers, Matthew F. Delmont guides readers through a wealth of primary resources that reveal how the Black press popularized African-American history and valued the lives of both famous and ordinary Black people. Claiming the right of Black people to experience and enjoy the mundane aspects of daily life has taken on a renewed resonance in the era of Black Lives Matter, an era marked by quotidian violence, fear, and mourning."

Career Advice

How Hopin’s CCO Knew a Startup Environment Was Right For Her—and Two Questions to See If It’s Right for You

If there's a thread that connects all the different facets of Rosie Roca's life, it's the power of bringing people together.

From how she was raised, to how she got her first job, to the decision to leave enterprise software to take on her current role as the Chief Customer Officer at fast-growing events technology platform Hopin, a focus on community has helped to guide Rosie's decisions.


Get to know the culture and application process at Zynga!

Katherine Moser, a recruiter at Zynga gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the company's application process, culture, and values, as well as giving some top-notch tips on how you can make your application stand out.

To learn more about Zynga and their open roles, click here.

Diversity & Inclusion

What's the Best Way to Refer to Disability?

After a brief hiatus, we're picking our series of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) terms back up!

This month we're looking at different ways of addressing people with disabilities.

Freddie Mac

Kickstart Your IT Career with Freddie Mac

Interested in pivoting to a career in IT, but not sure where to start? If that's you, you won't want to miss this info session with Freddie Mac!

Come learn about the Freddie Mac Information Technology Division's Fellows in Technology, End User Tech, and Cyber (FinTEC) Program on February 24th, 2021!

You'll hear from Freddie Mac's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Senior Vice President of their Enterprise Business Technology Office. And best of all, you'll have a chance to ask all your questions before you apply!

There are only 300 spots available for this one night only event, so register today and enter on time!

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