Gender, race & identity shouldn't inhibit your career success.

Learn what it really takes to break in, survive, and thrive in a world with unequal representation.

Dr. Sara Sieteski

with

Dr. Sara Sieteski

From poverty to PhD, tech leader & edtech founder, I want to help you succeed.

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The ultimate 3-week life & tech career hack course you won't find in any college.


Join a welcoming community of like-minded peers, allies & mentors, committed to increasing equity in tech.


Real, honest discussions about the challenges you'll face and how to overcome them.

See what others are saying

        To call Sara an incredible mentor would not properly encapsulate the care and attention she places on the growth and well-being of those who work for her. I know this firsthand, as I’ve been lucky enough to work with Sara twice in my career (and I’d go for a third if I could!).
Erin Marshall
Erin Marshall
Director, Instructional Design and Learning Technology at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
        You rarely come across standout talent like Sara. Unlike many, challenges inspire Sara—a product of her experience as an IT professional, academic researcher, and edtech founder. Sara is an impressive problem solver who is always able to address complex issues with strategy and confidence, and she empowers her teams with the skills to do the same.
Maria Mejia
Maria Mejia
LXD (DEIB Focus) at Hone
        Sara is highly engaged, motivated (and motivating!). She will always find time to sit down and explain things to set clear expectations and help people be successful, providing help as necessary. Sara has significantly helped me advance my technical career and enabled my family to have a better life.
Taren Heintz
Taren Heintz
Head of Internal Operations at eero

Who is this course for

01

Women and anyone from underrepresented races & identities, aspiring for long-term success & future leadership opportunities in tech.

02

Builders and operators alike. You don't just need to be an engineer or highly technical to succeed in the tech sector.

03

Career transitioners & aspiring entrepreneurs, looking to rebrand their past experiences and leverage their subject matter expertise.

Key outcomes

Build an action plan for realistic and measurable career success.

Anyone trying to sell you success in 30 days is lying. Learn from people who have walked a mile in your shoes and want to tell you their honest truths, to help you make faster & better decisions that will lead to long-term success.

Market yourself authentically and confidently.

Yes, the LinkedIn algorithm is a thing, but it's not everything. How you tell your authentic story and the people to whom you tell it are ultimately more powerful than optimizing for keywords.

Hedge your bets and strengthen your grit when you're presented with setbacks.

This course is optimism meets reality. You absolutely can succeed, but it won't always be a walk in the park. Learn how to keep the momentum and maintain good mental health when you hit the speedbumps.

Join a new community of friends to help get you get to where you want to be.

Make your journey, timeline, and goals your own, but develop it alongside like-minded individuals who are doing the same. This a safe space to share both your aspirations and your fears.

Meet your instructor

Dr. Sara Sieteski
Dr. Sara Sieteski
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-sieteski-phd/

My life and career are not just a product of personal grit and determination to succeed. I built my own support structure of friends, allies, and mentors from the ground up, and they were instrumental to my success. I've successfully transitioned careers throughout public and private tech sectors, and I've coached and mentored numerous others to do the same. Learn from my proven methods on what works, what doesn't, shorten your path to success, and hear powerful stories from other experts who have done the same.

Course syllabus

01

The BS of bias and the benefit of knowing about it.

Bias sucks. Wonderful DEIB experts are working tirelessly to fix the problems, but they won't go away overnight. Learn about the science behind why bias occurs, the biases that most significantly impact the tech sector, and how you can best navigate them without destroying your mental health.

02

31 Flavors: Optionality in the Tech Sector

I have to be an engineer and work at a startup to be in tech, right? It's a common misconception that you have to be highly technical to succeed in the tech sector. We'll break down public and private options, the non-technical types of roles at tech companies, and explain the career-life balance that comes with the different environments.

03

Kicking Imposter Syndrome to the curb once and for all.

Why do overly confident people with less experience statistically beat out experts for leadership roles? Explore the science behind Imposter Syndrome: what's causing it, how to develop strategies to overcome it, and finally see yourself as the expert you are and not the fraud you might perceive yourself to be.

04

Brand Workshop 101: The Power of Storytelling & Effective Communication

Storytelling is built into our human evolution and transcends across almost every aspect of our lives. Learn how to tell an effective story about who you are, who you were, and who you want to be next.

05

Building a powerful network when you're not born into one.

Just like bias sucks, it also sucks that some people are born on third base, while others start from behind home plate. A truly powerful network isn't just about knowing people will fancy titles. It is made up of friends, allies, and mentors, all cheering for you to succeed. Learn how to find these people and open doors to new opportunities.

06

Brand Workshop 201: You'd be a fool not to hire me!

Build an action plan for realistic and measurable career success. Market yourself authentically and confidently. Hedge your bets and strengthen your grit when you're presented with setbacks. Walk away with a personalized toolkit for tech career success & a new community of friends, allies, and mentors to help get your there.

Course schedule

5-7 hours per week
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    5:00pm - 6:00pm MST

    Join us live on July 26th & 28th, August 2nd, 4th, 9th & 11th for hands-on workshop activities to brainstorm, discuss, and strategize with your classmates and build your personalized career action plan.

  • Daily videos & exercises
    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

    Content deep dives, expert fireside chats, and personal reflection activities on the days we don't meet live.

Everyone deserves a chance at something better.

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Attribution: The hyper-creative Nick Seluk. Follow him on Twitter for a daily dose of delight.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts
Active, not passive

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cost

$800 USD