Walker’s Legacy presented its national ‘Women of Color in Tech’ event in Philadelphia powered by Comcast. In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, the event showcased multicultural women in technology while exploring opportunities for minority women entrepreneurs to grow their entrepreneurial endeavors.
According to The Muse, only 28% of software jobs and 25% of IT jobs are held by women. Even more shockingly, women hold only 11% of executive positions in Silicon Valley; and own only 5% of startups. Those numbers dwindle even lower when it comes to women of color.
Featured Speakers Included:
- Kyree Holmes, Comcast & Onyx Valley
- Jennifer Rodriguez, President, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Tiffanie Stanard, Founder & CEO, Stimulus, Inc.
- Jumoke K. Dada, Technologist & Social Entrepreneur, Tech Women Network
- Jessie Garcia, Tozuda
- Tracy Levesque, Co-Founder/Co-President, YIKES, Inc.
- Lauren Miller, Serial Entrepreneur, Miller3 Consulting, CANT STAY PUT, and FLTRD.
- Danielle P. Jeter, Founder & President, Women in Media GLOBAL
The program featured Fireside Chat Speaker, Kyree Holmes with Comcast; as well as a number of components aimed to connect small business owners and budding entrepreneurs with the digital tools, local resources, and business contacts needed to take their ventures to the next level.
The ‘Women of Color in Tech’ event series focuses on accelerating, supporting, and learning from outstanding female tech entrepreneurs and executives to create a positive trajectory for other women in the space.