Being a person of color and climbing your way to the top in Silicon Valley is difficult enough and being a woman introduces even more challenges. How do you succeed when you fall into the two demographics that are most likely to be left out of the tech scene? Some very successful women of color share their insight and wisdom.
Aishe Bowe is Co-Founder & CEO of STEMBoard LLC
Hadiyah-Nicole Green PhD
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is a multi-disciplinary physicist who specializes in targeted cancer therapeutics, using laser-activated nanoparticles and immunotherapies to develop biomarker-specific platforms to target, image, and treat malignant tumors. Dr. Green was recently awarded a $1.1 million HBCU RSTP Career Development Award from the VA Office of Research and Development. The grant will support the further development of four patent-pending technologies including a 3-in-1 system for early detection, imaging, targeting, and selective treatment of head and neck cancer and a 10-minute laser-activated nanoparticle treatment that induces ~100% tumor regression. Her goal is to demonstrate the efficacy of these treatments in a variety of cancer models including in colorectal, ovarian, cervical, breast, brain, pancreatic, bladder, skin and prostate cancers.
Lynne D. Johnson
Lynne d Johnson is an acclaimed digital strategist and storyteller, best known for her visionary work leading cross-functional teams to develop cutting edge content and community platforms for top media brands like Vibe, Spin, and Fast Company. As a marketing and public relations agency executive, she also developed creative campaigns that helped businesses transform prospects into customers, and customers into loyalists. Currently, Lynne is a consultant, adjunct professor, and tech evangelist who writes a weekly tech column for Ebony.com, and is a frequent guest on the widely viewed web series This Week In Google. Previously, she served as a director of digital and social media strategy at Waggener Edstrom, senior social media strategist at R/GA, SVP of social media at the Advertising Research Foundation, senior editor and community director at Fast Company, and general manager of digital at Vibe and Spin.
Merline Saintil is Head of OPerations, CTO Product & Technology Officer, Intuit