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Please read and share my tribute to Billy (link below) including tips for parents and teens on what to do when young people are crying out for help via Social Media. Billy's life will not be in vain...Please keep his family, classmates, and all of our babies in your prayers. #RIPBILLY
The Publicis Groupe in collaboration with the Zeta Phi Beta Soror Is hosting a watch party. This is a National movement with the objective of the watch party is to bring everyday viewers together with representatives from the advertising industry to share thoughts, ideas and concerns regarding the portrayal of women of color in Reality TV shows. The evening events will include a brief historical background of the images of African Americans, followed by the film viewing and a panel discussion led by Marlin Page. Click the link below to register for the FREE event. The event takes place on Thursday, April 17th from 6-8 Mix Bricktown in Downtown Detroit.
Moderator: Marlin Page - Speaker, Media Contributor and Founder of Sisters Code
Featured panelists include:
Pamela English, MA, MPA – Education Administrator, Professional Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Producer
Captain Tim Leach - Detroit Police Department
Deidre Bounds - Chief Operating Officer and Partner of Ignite Social Media
24% of young people have sent a naked photo of someone they know online. Read more statistics on how young people are using and abusing their smartphones. Very interesting data for parents and adults on keeping teens safe online and using social media responsibly. Click the link below for the full report.
- Sisters CodeCEO, present
I am a Globetrotting Speaker empowering women and girls in S.T.E.M. and Life and Founder of Sisters Code. I have had an amazing life as a Coder, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Global Diversity Executive, and CEO of a Technology Talent Acquisition and Consulting Company.
How Technology Changed My Life
After college, I was a reluctant aspiring Mortician working at a Funeral Home (never my dream job, but it seemed interesting,) until my life literally changed overnight. I was introduced to a technology boot camp, which taught me to code in seven different languages in 13-weeks. In less than a year, at the age of 25 I was maintaining and developing software for the automotive and banking industry. I was officially a “Geek” and proud of it!
I literally went from dressing the deceased (and sometimes singing at the funerals…I was pretty good) to working on some pretty exciting initiatives. I developed and implemented the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Department in the 30-year history of a Fortune 500 Company. As Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Detroit, my team and I successfully developed the City’s first e-government initiative, enabling citizens to engage government via the Internet and lead the collaboration across 10 unique agencies to support the technology and infrastructure required for Super Bowl XL, which resulted in a flawless execution, (unfortunately the Detroit Lions were not playing.)
What I’ve been up to since leaving Corporate America
After leaving Corporate America, I started a technology company which was propelled from one employee to a million dollar enterprise within a few years, where most of my “techies” were female (yes, we are out here.) Most recently I was asked to serve as speaker for Microsoft’s Global DigiGirlz Programs and Camps, encouraging young girls to believe in themselves and explore the field of technology. As a S.T.E.M. and Technology Strategist I partner with organizations to develop, manage, and support their internal and external outreach initiatives around S.T.E.M., Diversity, and empowerment for women and girls.
Awakening the Mature Geek
I want other women to experience the “awesomeness” that a career in technology had afforded me. I am living proof that regardless of your age, educational level, race, or financial status, it all starts with believing in yourself. I began the movement of “Awakening the Mature Geek,” by creating Sisters Code. Sisters Code’s mission is to educate, empower, and entice women ages 25 – 85 to explore the world of coding and technology. Simply put Sisters Code is a Social Enterprise empowering women through technology.
Just in case you haven’t had enough…
My book, workbook, and music CD, “Always Believe,”came about when my daughter began having some of the same self-esteem issues I experienced when I was younger. Immediately, I knew that the only way for my daughter to accept herself would be from within. I am passionate about speaking with young girls and motivating them to love and believe in themselves, and to embrace their uniqueness.
To hire me to speak or work with your organization simply Complete the Contact Form,
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