On this weekly podcast, we’ll discover ways to increase representation in tech while sharing everyday stories of people of color in tech.
We’ll hear from advocates, recruiters, career strategists and leaders.
You’ll learn how to:
Get in the field
Grow in the field
Create the lifestyle of your dreams
Navigate corporate America
It also discusses light hearted topics about life as a technology professional.
Hosted by Joanna Udo
Living a Healthi-her lifestyle as a Technology Professional w/ Gwendolyn Woody
Gwendolyn is the founder of The Wellness Loft, where she educates and
empowers women of color to kick the glucose habit and sugar addiction by adopting a healthi -her lifestyle.
On this episode she's sharing tips & tricks to help you as a technology worker live a healthier lifestyle.
More about Gwendolyn:
She also contracts with government and corporate agencies through a subset of her business called Wellness WERKS 8. With an innate compassion for helping others, she's living out her dreams as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
This career path led her to step into my purpose and become a Pre-Diabetes Lifestyle Coach and a Public Health Partner recognized by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention’s (CDC) Secure Access Management Services (SAMS). I use my decade of nursing and nutrition experience to educate others about overcoming health obstacles and not succumbing to generational illnesses.
You can connect with Gwendolyn using any of the following links:
FB : https://www.facebook.com/thenutritionistandnurse
IG : https://www.instagram.com/thenutritionistandnurse
Learn more about Bridges in Tech at www.bridgesintech.com . Interested on being a guest on the podcast let us know on the website.
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Episode 18: Tech & Social Entrepreneurship w/ Yulkendy Valdez
Podcast - Yulkendy
On this episode I sit down to learn more about Yulkendy and her company Forefront.
Yulkendy is a Forbes 30 Under 30 social entrepreneur, storyteller, and TEDx speaker. As the Co-Founder and CEO of Forefront, she helps employers, schools, and nonprofits create low-barrier, culturally relevant virtual experiences for youth (ages 16-24) to facilitate their transition from education to career.
Yulkendy brings a diverse set of both corporate and nonprofit experience to the table. She’s worked with Bank of America, EY, Puma, and Innosight Consulting as well as the International Institute of St. Louis and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Centers. Yulkendy has received numerous fellowships, including the Resolution Project, Young People For, Opportunity Nation Leaders Program, Future Founders Fellowship, Net Impact Racial Equity Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy Leadership Conference, One Young World, StartingBloc, and PPIA Indiana University. She is a proud alumna of Babson College, #1 school for entrepreneurship. More recently, she was named one of the Latino 30 Under 30 honorees by El Mundo Boston and a top millennial in Boston by Get Konnected. With roots in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Yulkendy has traveled to over 30+ countries for work and fun.
You can learn more about forefront at https://www.getforefront.co
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Episode 17: Meet The Founder & CEO of Blaq App Maureen Martin
On this episode, I sit down with the Founder & CEO of Blaq App to learn more about this app that protects black and brown people in life threatening situations, or during incidents of racial profiling.
Follow the journey:
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Episode 16: Leadership & Data Governance w/ Andrew Ysasi
Andrew Ysasi (EE-SA-SEE), MS, FIP, FIIM, CIPM, CIPP, CISM, PMP, CRM, IGP, CIP has worked in information management since 2007.
As Vice President of Advocacy for VRC, Andrew is tasked with mentoring, educating, volunteering, and advocating for all matters related to information governance (IG).
Andrew is the President of IG GURU®, an IG news organization and a resume expert with Admovio® where his work is published on CIO.com.
Andrew is a frequent guest on the Inside the Records Room podcast, a contributor to ARMA's IGBOK, a contributor to Wiley's Information Governance 2nd Edition, a former Regent for the ICRM, a former board member for i-SIGMA, and a former adjunct professor at Davenport University.
Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in information technology and holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Find Andrew on your favorite social media platform => @andrewysasi @VitalRecordsCtrl @1gguru @Admovio
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Episode 15: Tech Recruiting w/ Madoree Pipkins
Madoree Pipkins is a career coach and recruiter that helps recent graduates and mid-career professionals transition into tech roles. She’s spent the last 6 years at various tech startups of different industries, sizes, and stages. Madoree knows what makes your resume stand out and what truly drives receiving offers after interviews — and it’s not applying to hundreds of jobs online. It’s how well you connect and network to share your expertise emphasizing and showcasing how you can do the role before you have the job.
She’s helped thousands of students land their dream internships and helped professionals negotiate over $900K in additional salaries and benefits.
In addition to her extensive recruiting and coaching experience, Madoree is a social good entrepreneur and owns an online fashion boutique where proceeds fund black led and serving non-profits creating an ecosystem of positive impact through fashion.
You can follow @highermenow for career tips and tricks and @forwardchicboutique to shop women's trends for good.
Madoree shares over 250 resources that will help boost your job search on her medium page => bit.ly/madoreejobsearch
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Episode 14: Virtual Reality with Taylor Freeman
Taylor is deeply passionate about virtual and augmented reality for education and training. He started his journey with VR in 2014 by hosting parties and events in San Francisco where people were invited to try VR in a fun and social environment.
Over the following years, he and his team built UploadVR.com, the industry's largest daily VR news site reaching millions of people per month, established two co-working spaces in LA and San Francisco with 150 VR, AR and AI startups, hosted over 500 VR and AR focused events, trained nearly 1,000 creators on VR and AR development, and worked with companies like Google, IDEO and NASA JPL on immersive education.
As an advocate for inclusive leadership, Taylor is a founding council member of XR Inclusion and sits on the board of Women of AI. Taylor taught the first remote in-VR class at MIT, and was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 for his work building the VR industry.
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