Diversity

Diversity, career

Panel on #Disability and #Success in the Workplace, Berkeley College NYC

**Start at minute 34**

I was honored to be a part of Berkeley College's "“Work Matters for All: Personal Stories of Disability and Professional Success” panel.  I, alongside three other wonderful individuals, were able to share our unique achievements and challenges, resources and support systems, and give advice for developing professional skills and pursuing dream-worthy career goals.

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Berkeley College will host a special panel discussion in Manhattan, NY, on October 18, 2017, that spotlights individuals with learning, physical and mental health disabilities who succeed in a range of professional fields, including legal studies, journalism, human services, and workplace management.

Diversity, career, HR

#WomenColorTech at Microsoft

Agenda and list of speakers for the evening. 

Agenda and list of speakers for the evening. 

Before: Pleasantly surprised at both the turnout and the makeup of the audience. This is the first diversity event dominated by a diverse group of attendees. Also the first diversity related event in which there seem to be more corporate than startup. 

During:

- "diversity is super profitable."
- No pomp and circumstance, getting right into the speakers and the meat of the event.
- First all black panel I've seen. Badass.
- Barabino: personal, professional, and STEM identity
- "You're going to be a great CTO. And you're going to be a great mom" - Minerva Tantoco (twitter

Overall: Very strong event around diversity and women of color in tech. Microsoft partnered with Startup52 brought together insightful and bold panelists and speakers who weren't afraid to give some real talk about problems, solutions, and how they've been affected as women in STEM industries.