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We can’t find qualified women or people of color – On that I call “Bull!” – Diversity and Inclusion in Technology

            After college I was an aspiring Mortician who took a chance and entered a corporate coding bootcamp.  I learned to program in seven languages in 13-weeks and emerged as a mainframe programmer.  That decision … Continue reading

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Billy Watts, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

                October 2014, 17-Year old high school senior, Billy Watts, Jr.’s documented his life and death on social media.  After months of battling depression, Billy’s vibrant life ended as he shared many photos via Instagram … Continue reading

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Detroit’s Digital Divide: My Point of View as a Detroiter

I recently had an opportunity to participate on a panel during the Detroit Regional Chamber Of Commerce Policy Conference.  The panel topic was, “Combating the digital divide: Detroit Disconnected.”  Although that particular discussion has ended, it has not left my … Continue reading

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2016 Goals – Consider doing this before setting ANY goals

2016 Pre-Goal Consideration Idea: I thought of this last year and it worked for me, so I feel safe sharing it with you. Before you write down any goals take some time to be still and think about your overall … Continue reading

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Social Media Day: Panel Discussion – The role technology is playing in the resurgence of Detroit

            This weekend I was recognized as a Guest of Honor at Social Media Day in Detroit, for my commitment to “Awakening the Mature Geek.”  In 2013 I founded Sisters Code with a mission of … Continue reading

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