MELISSA JAMES

"Melissa James recently launched her own startup called The Tech Connection, where she advises and connects underrepresented software engineers and IT professionals to new job opportunities. James previously worked in staffing at Google and another startup called Sample6. She is the founder of the first-ever Black Tech Boston Meetup, serves on the board of the Youth Institute of Science and Technology, the leadership team of the Young Black Women's Society. She was an AmeriCorps and was selected as a protege for the Everwise mentoring program."

 

-BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

Professional Recognition - Technology, April 16, 2015

"Entrepreneur finds her niche recruiting tech sector talent

 

Melissa James, founder and CEO of the Dorchester-based Tech Connection, was once in a room full of Boston’s technology hotshots and couldn’t find another face like hers. The lack of diversity shocked her.  “Here I was the only black girl in the room,” James recalled about that eye-opening moment during a Boston event supposedly targeted to promote diversity recruitment in the city’s tech industry. “There were of course people from other backgrounds, but there just wasn’t a strong representation of minority professionals.” 
  - THE BAY STATE BANNER

"From an early age Melissa has been a pioneer for her family and community.  Melissa is a proud, first generation African-American. As her family got acquainted to living in America her parents worked, as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Transportation Coordinator, just to get by.  Melissa watched her parents work 12 hour days to make ends meet. By watching their work ethic, she gained an appreciation for the impact of one’s workforce opportunities in shaping their socio-economic aptitude."    

 

 

 
"Melissa James recently launched her own startup called The Tech Connection, where she advises and connects underrepresented software engineers and IT professionals to new job opportunities. James previously worked in staffing at Google and another startup called Sample6. She is the founder of the first-ever Black Tech Boston Meetup, serves on the board of the Youth Institute of Science and Technology, the leadership team of the Young Black Women's Society. She was an AmeriCorps and was selected as a protege for the Everwise mentoring program."

-BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

Professional Recognition - Technology, April 16, 2015

"Entrepreneur finds her niche recruiting tech sector talent

 

Melissa James, founder and CEO of the Dorchester-based Tech Connection, was once in a room full of Boston’s technology hotshots and couldn’t find another face like hers. The lack of diversity shocked her.  “Here I was the only black girl in the room,” James recalled about that eye-opening moment during a Boston event supposedly targeted to promote diversity recruitment in the city’s tech industry. “There were of course people from other backgrounds, but there just wasn’t a strong representation of minority professionals.”

- THE BAY STATE BANNER

"From an early age Melissa has been a pioneer for her family and community.  Melissa is a proud, first generation African-American. As her family got acquainted to living in America her parents worked, as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Transportation Coordinator, just to get by.  Melissa watched her parents work 12 hour days to make ends meet.
 

 

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