Tech Diversity 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

  • Presenter, 2015, NC State University, Library Diversity Seminar Series, Silicon Valley Diversity & Intersectional Maker Spaces
  • Luncheon Keynote, 2014, US2020 Conference, Intersectional Views, Mentoring & STEM
  • Presenter, 2014, Triangle Global Health Consortium Conference, Technology, The Millennial and Health
  • Program Speaker, 2013 & 2014, i3 Scholars Conference, Information Science School, University of Pittsburgh, Underrepresentation in Computing and Preparing for Graduate Education
  • Workshop Presenter, 2014, Advancing Diversity Conference, Communicating Health Information to Diverse Audiences, Virginia Tech University
  • Presenter, 2013, Internet Summit, Creative Social Strategies: More Than Just Facebook
  • Program Speaker, 2013, i3 Scholars Conference, Information Science School, University of Pittsburgh, Health Care Dynamics and Social Media & Pitfalls in the PhD Process: The Unwritten Rules
  •  Presenter, 2013, Columbia University Teacher’s College Health Disparities Conference, Challenging Accepted Norms in Online Health Care: The Case of MyHealthImpactNetwork
  •  Program Speaker, 2013, The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, Young People, HIV and Social Media
  • Speaker, 2012, The Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit, Public Policy and Advocacy for Women’s Health: The World of Internet and Social Media, Wake Forest University
  • Presenter, 2012, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, School of Computing Seminar Series, Health Care Artifacts and Editorial Challenges.
  • Presenter, 2012, Spelman College, Health Disparities Scholars Program, Black Female Voice; Designing an HIV Health Information Artifact via Social Media
  • Presenter, 2012, Clemson University, New Trends But Dated Issues: Designing for Inclusion
  • Plenary Speaker, 2012, Information Fluency and the Digital Divides Conference, University of Central Florida
  • Presenter, 2012, Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference on Service Design
  • Panelist, 2012, Regional Minority Associate of Premedical Student Pre-Health Conference
  • Presenter, 2012, Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA), How to Select a Dissertation Topic
  • Presenter, 2011, INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics
  • Presenter, 2010, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes Seminar Series, Four Studies of Health Care IT and Disparities: What is the Business Case & Why Interdisciplinary Approaches?
  • Presenter, 2009, UNC Women’s Studies Colloquium, Contemplating Public Policy in AIDS/HIV Online Content, Then Where is the Technology Spirit?
  • Panelist, 2009, The PhD Project IS Conference, Academic Leadership
  • Panelist, 2009, NC Use of Tech Infrastructure to Adapt to Exponential Growth, NC Emerging Issues Forum
  • Panelist, 2009, An Experience: The Tenure and Promotion Process, Black Women in the Academy Symposium, UNC
  • Participant, 2008, Women of Color – Leadership in the Academy, American Council on Education Summit
  • Presenter, 2008, One Woman’s Story: Preparing for a Career in IT, National Foundation Association
  • Presenter, 2008, Social Networks and Your Career, Future Business Leaders of America
  • Panelist, 2008, Access and Disparities, NCSU The First Annual Healthcare Engineering Symposium
  • Luncheon Speaker, 2008 The Association of Computer and Information Science Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions Symposium
  • Presenter, 2007, U.S. Health Care System, Chinese Delegation, NCSU International Affairs Office
  • Presenter, 2007, CS and IS: How Do We Change the Face of the Classroom, National BDPA Technology Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Presenter, 2007, The Sister Study: A Study of the Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institute of Health
  • Presenter, 2007, IS Versus CS Panel, Auburn University, NSF-Sponsored African American Computer Science Researchers Conference
  • Presenter, 2007, Southern University and A&M College, NSF-Sponsored International Center for ICT & African Research
  • Presenter, 2007, Digital (In)Equity and Education , UNC Institute of African American Research
  • Presenter, 2006, Digital Inclusion, London School of Economics Workshop on Understanding and Responding to Digital and Social Exclusion, Partnership with the UK National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education
  • Presenter, 2006, On How Not to Get Tenured, ADVANCE National Science Foundation Presentation, Virginia Tech
  • Presenter, 2006, Digital Equity and STEM Pathways, UNC Institute of African American Research
  • Presenter, 2005, (with SAS Institute), UNC TLC Conference, Using Leading Technologies in the IT Classroom
  • Presenter (with SAS Institute), 2005, Real World CRM and Data Analysis in the IT Classroom, Sales & Customer Relationship Marketing Conference, sponsored by 3M Company and NC A&T State University
  • Presenter (with SAS Institute), 2005, Incorporating High School Students into an IT Data Analysis Real World Project,  Invitational Conference on K-12 Outreach from University Science Departments, Hosted by the NC State Science House, sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Presenter, 2004, Rethinking the Digital Divide, UNC Institute of African American Research Conference on Youth & Race: Policy and Culture in Social and Academic Development
  • Presenter (with SAS Institute), 2004, Real World CRM and Data Analysis in the IT Classroom, AACSB International, Montreal, Canada
  • Panelist, 2004, Symposium for the University of North Carolina System Systems/SAS Sponsored Event