Tech Equity and Leadership

Diversity does not mean lowering the bar.

tech-diversity-leadership-mysiteExclusion is a competitive workforce issue both nationally and globally. Inclusion offers diversity in problem-solving, approaches to a problem – thereby adding to the creativity that spawns innovation.  Diversity and plurality of views are important, and leadership plays a critical role in supporting and sustaining a culture of inclusion.

Invited Talks and Presentations (Partial Listing)

  • Co-Chair, Connected Learning Summit, 2019, University of California – Irvine
  • Presenter, 2018, United Negro College Fund Silicon Valley Tech Summit, Research Capacity and Grantsmanship among Computer Science Faculty at HBCUs, San Francisco, CA
  • Plenary Presenter, 2018, Great Minds in STEM/Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, Why Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), Pasadena, CA
  • Panelist, 2018, Innovate Your Cool Conference, School’s in Session: The Educational Roundtable, Durham, NC
  • Workshop Presenter, 2018, NSF Funding Opportunities, TAPIA Conference, Orlando, FL
  • Presenter, 2018, Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore, Research Institute on African Americans and Education, American Educational Research Association, New York, NY
  • Keynote and Workshop Presenter, 2018, Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities National Conference, HBCU Summit, Miami, FL
  • Workshop Presenter, 2018 Triangle Research Libraries Network Annual Meeting: Power, Implicit Bias and Privilege Impacting Tech Work Culture, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Keynote, 2018 ADVANCE Grant Workshop, Writing and Research in the Academy, Winston-Salem State University
  • Panelist Presentation, Black, Female and the Unicorn In Tech, 2018, Black Women in Computing Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Workshop Presentation, 2017, Digital Media and Learning Conference, From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies, University of California-Irvine
  • Writing Retreat Keynote, 2017, ADVANCE-IT, The Power of Her Pen, NC A&T State University
  • Presenter and Faculty Mentor, 2017, Association of Information Systems for AMCIS, PhD Consortium
  • Keynote and Panelist, 2017, Blacks in Computing Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Presenter, 2017, Health Services Advisory Group, Social Media and Health Disparities
  • Panelist, 2017, Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, Hidden Figures No More: Highlighting Women in STEM
  • Seminar Presentation, 2017, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Cultures of Digital Participation and Creation: Women and Girls of Color Moving Margins
  • Presenter and Attendee, 2017, National Academies of Science, STEAM Workshop
  • Keynote Speaker, 2017, Cisco Systems, Global IT Forum, Data Insights: Partnership Observations, Trends & Challenges
  • Panelist, 2017, STEM Careers for NC State Exploratory Studies Career Connections Event
  • Keynote Speaker, 2017, NC State University Sisterhood Dinner, Mentoring, Women and Empowerment
  • Plenary Speaker, 2017, Black Women in Computing Inaugural Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Presenter, 2016, NC State University Foundation, STEM College Students Engaging the Arts
  • Workshop Presenter, 2016, Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Annual Meeting, Diversity, Organization Change & Tech Culture, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Judge, 2016, Triangle Health Innovation Challenge, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Session Chair, 2016, INFORMS Social Media Analytics Cluster, Nashville, TN
  • Seminar Session, 2016, ICT University, Graduate Students: Crafting a Publishable Manuscript in the IS Discipline (For students in Cameroon, Nigeria and Uganda)
  • Opening Speaker, 2016, NC State University Women in Science and Engineering, BRIDGE Program for Undergraduate Students
  • Workshop Presenter, 2016, i3 Summit 10-Year Anniversary Program at University of Pittsburgh, Resisting Microaggressions in Computing Disciplines
  • Faculty Selection, 2016 National Retail Federation Analytics Symposium, New York, NY
  • Presenter, 2015, STEM Majors, Art Thinkers, NCSU Global Training Initiative to the Beijing Dance Academy, Raleigh, NC
  • Seminar Presenter, 2015, London School of Economics, Intersectional, Gender, Race & IT Inclusion: Let’s Get In the Numbers, England
  • Opening Keynote, 2015, i3 Summit, University of Pittsburgh, Inspiring You to Take the PhD Journey: We Need You!