1871
Tech Leaders

Next cohort - Fall 2024

For Black & Latin Leaders!

A 4-month accelerator & mentoring initiative devoted to cultivating the next generation of leaders in Technology with varying focus areas per cohort. 

Applications close 6.24.24

Curriculum built with experts at

We have partnered with Ethos, a culture consulting meets diversity, equity, inclusion firm for the development and execution of the program.

Current:

Fall 2023

Focus - Black & Latin

• Dates: 9.15.23 – 12.14.23

• 100% virtual. 

• Time commitment is one full Friday / month + mentor time

Supporting top tech leaders

Scaling professionals at some of the brightest companies in the industry choose 1871 to help them build a better network and accomplish their career goals.

Program details

Fall 2024 Cohort

This upcoming cohort is 100% virtual. 

• Dates: 8.23.24 – 12.11.24

• Time commitment is one full Friday a month

• Ends with graduation in December 2024

Built for:

  • Black and Latin individuals currently working in a leading technical facing role, looking to improve leadership, personal, and professional development skills 
  • Companies or Universities looking for educational programming to elevate their Black & Latinx staff leaders 
  • Mentors looking to share their expertise & experiences with cohort members
  • Technologists with clear technical roles across the following areas: 

    • Software engineering and dev
    • Data engineering and data science
    • UX/UI
    • Technical product management.

Information sessions

Learn more about joining Tech Leaders at our upcoming public info sessions!

 

5.22.24 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM CST  | Virtual 

5.31.24 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM CST | Virtual 

BLKtech

LTNtech

View the following program components and track type to see where fit in.

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LTNtech

Technical track

Designed for Black and Latin identifying leaders with clear technical-facing roles across the following areas: 

• Software engineering and dev
• Data engineering and data science
• UX/UI
• Technical product management.

Technical track

Designed for Black and Latin identifying technologists with clear technical roles across the following areas: 

• Software engineering and dev
• Data engineering and data science
• UX/UI
• Technical product management.

Market-facing track

Designed for women-identifying professionals working in external facing roles, including individuals that work with clients, customers, or outside stakeholders across the following areas:

• Marketing and communications
• Sales
• Customer success

Program breakdown

Facilitated forum

Participants will develop a sustainable support system outside of their companies through a peer-driven, two-hour monthly forum directly following workshops.

Group Coaching

Participants will have a monthly group coaching session designed to advance their personal goals.

Mentoring

Participants will be matched with a “Super Mentor” to partner with regularly during the program.

Apply to become a mentor here.

Workshops

Participants will attend four monthly workshops, one each month. The program will include topics that are designed to help participants develop their best professional self.

Previous workshops have covered subjects such as:

How to Develop Your Best Professional Self

Leading & Influencing to Drive Outcomes 

Giving & Receiving Feedback 

Negotiation & Career Advancement

You missed the program info session! Watch the recording.

Pricing

Non-member: $5,000

1871 members: $3,000

*Need-based scholarship are limited

Alumni stories

Jackie Payne

Susan Huerta

Megan L
Megan L

“It is inspiring to see so much support from the Women’s Leadership Accelerator and the Chicago Tech community for a group of women in similar roles, career stages, and with similar levels of drive and passion for what they do. When you bring that group together, it’s magic.”

Meagan Lynch
Director of Product
Numerator
Sheethal Chacko
Sheethal Chacko

“As women, we often have very high expectations for ourselves and don’t feel confident about the level of expertise we have. This makes us hesitant from sharing or driving towards aspirations when we aren’t quite ready to achieve them. I learned that having lofty goals and sharing them with a community of women leaders can be an immense motivator and will often help you when you don’t know how to start!”

Sheethal Chacko
Sr. Manager, Software Engineering
Ensono
Rachel Germann
Rachel Germann

“My favorite moment of the entire program was the graduation ceremony. It was clear that mentees and mentors alike were enriched and benefitted from the program. Each participant was honored individually during the ceremony and hearing from Alida and my mentors were incredibly uplifting.”

Rachel Germann
DevOps Engineer
Backstop Solutions Group

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