The Unstoppable Yes You Podcast features real-life stories of people of Caribbean heritage to inspire and give hope to the next generation. Each season, we will focus on different topics that celebrate our fierceness, resilience, and achievements.
The Career Path of An Agile Coach
Nicole Spence-Goon helps Federal agencies make the most out of their software and human capital. The Jamaican native specializes in team coaching and facilitation of best practices for Agile adoption and execution. Nicole is also a core member of Agile in Color, where she helps support the growth of equity and diversity in the Agile community. If you would like to learn what it takes to be an Agilist, listen to this episode and share with others interested in this in-demand skill.
Chelsea Hinds-Charles on What It Takes to Be an Engineer
Chelsea Hinds-Charles’ childhood interest in mathematics and science morphed into a deep desire to understand "how things work". It was this desire that led the Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient to pursue a dual degree in engineering and economics. In this episode, learn how the Guyanese native applies her engineering expertise at work at Twitter as well as in mission-critical projects outside of her workplace. Listen and share this episode with others interested in identifying the engineers within themselves.
The Challenges of a Black Female IT Business Owner
Melissa Daley is a Systems Engineer and the founder of Orca Intelligence, an IT consulting and product design firm based in Maryland. Melissa has helped companies like Accenture and Booz Allen Hamilton deliver best-of-breed products to the market. The Jamaican-American is also the creator of Swiftly, a software that automates the product requirements documentation process. As a female business owner in tech, Melissa has had her share of challenges in this male-dominated field. In this episode, she shares why she stopped seeking validation and believed in her skills. Listen and share with aspiring tech entrepreneurs.
How I Made the Transition from Finance to Tech
LaToya wanted a career change and the tech industry was on the top of her list. But first, the Bahamian-American needed to clarify her personal goals and expectations. Hear how LaToya set herself up for a smooth transition from a business analyst at JP Morgan Chase to a Senior UX Researcher at Facebook. Listen and share this story with others considering a similar transition.
Stacey Johnson Helps Build Inclusivity in Her Workplace
Stacey Johnson used her in-depth knowledge of Rehrig Pacific’s business and her work-life experiences to secure a new role as the company's Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Despite the challenges she faced over her 20-year career, Stacey did not give up. In this episode, learn how Stacey Johnson found her purpose at work and how she is helping Rehrig Pacific champion inclusivity and create a sense of belonging in employees who may feel otherwise. Listen and share her amazing story.
Get to Know Monica Dillingham - One of the Few Black Female CTOs
Monica Dillingham is one of the few Black female Chief Technology Officers (CTO) who is accustomed to standing out in executive meetings at the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Now, she finds herself advocating for and promoting tech careers to women of color. In this episode, Monica shares what it takes to serve as the highest technology executive at her organization and how her West Indian roots prepared her to handle the challenges faced by Black women in tech. You don’t want to miss this episode. Listen and share this story of tenacity.
This is such an insightful podcast
The podcast provides a sense of community for Caribbean women. I am enjoying the depth of experience each woman shares.
The stories in this series are uplifting and motivational for everyone who has had similar experiences regardless of culture or background. BUT, as a Caribbean person myself, I found the authenticity, candor, and transparency of the guests especially delightful. I am immediately drawn into their lives and want to hear more.
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#UnstoppableYesYou shares and brings into our lives much needed hope, motivation and engaging dialogue with our Caribbean people no matter how near or far.