recognition

2020 Women of Color STEM Conference Award

Women of Color STEM Conference

I’m thrilled and honored to announce that I’ve been recognized as a Technology Rising Star for the Women of Color STEM Conference! The awards program, hosted by Career Communications Group’s Women of Color magazine, Consumers Energy, and General Motors, annually honors women in STEM professions. This year, their conference will be held in Detroit, MI this October. …

Opinion, Uncategorized

Opinion: How To Be An Ally

We’re all no doubt distressed with the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and sadly, countless other Black Americans who lost their lives to police brutality.  I think it’s a good start that people and organizations are recognizing the impact that these events have had on their Black colleagues and friends, and …

black in tech, women in tech

Breaking Through, Launching Up Launch Event @ NPower

NPOWER

Advancing Young Women of Color in Tech Careers – NPower the Future Non-profit organization NPower will share their latest research report, 40 by 22 Impact Report: Advancing Young Women of Color in Tech Careers, during an online Zoom event on June 18. This report is being presented in partnership with the Citi Foundation. I have …

recognition

2020 CompTIA Spotlight Award – Diversity in Technology Leadership

CompTIA Spotlight Award 2020

I am beyond thrilled and honored to announce that I’m the recipient of CompTIA’s Diversity in Technology Leadership Award for 2020, as part of their Spotlight Award series. CompTIA has been a very crucial in my development as a technical professional; my first professional certification was the IT Fundamentals in 2017. Though an entry level …

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7 things women of color should know about joining the tech industry

In my article for Wiley’s Diversity in Research Career Center, I outline some key stats and resources for women of color considering a career in tech. From the diverse types of careers available (not just coding) to the wealth of support and professional organizations available to help WoC throughout their careers, there has never been a …

Tech

Systers Tech Talk: Foundations of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to give a webinar for Systers (the online community for women in technical professions founded by Anita Borg) on cloud computing. Aside from it being the technology space I currently work in, I gave the talk because the term itself is quite a bit, but the name doesn’t …