Session: As triple minority leader in Tech - Navigating the Technology Realm
If you’re reading this, chances are you are on a journey of progress. You’re intelligent, determined, and passionate about your goals. The reality is that too often we hear encouraging stories shared by others, and less on the details of their struggles that got them there. It is important to share the struggles, which at times can be painful, yet necessary. Just like an expectant mother prepares for the intensity of labor, you too must prepare proactively to bare the sweet gifts life has to offer.
My name is Edwige Robinson, I hale from a small town in the Ivory Coast, a beautiful French-speaking African nation. I have been in Tech for over 25 years. As a native of Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, being female, a foreigner, and black – I am what many describe as a triple minority in Technology. Instead of shying away from my differences in this male-dominated industry, I used my differences to push forward.
I believe that leading as an authentic role model is part of my calling. I will share my experience authentically and provide tangible pieces of advice for the most prevalent challenges women face in Tech.
• If you've been in Tech for a while and still asking yourself some questions about navigating the field, this session is for you.
• If you are contemplating a career in Tech and looking for lessons learned and how to improve your odds, this session is for you.
• If you are looking for an honest and genuine conversation about the lows, the highs and still be an overcomer, this session is for you.
You will walk away with tools that you can use the next day. I look forward to meeting you virtually!
Bio: Edwige A. Robinson
Vice President, Engineering Services for Xfinity Mobile, Retail & Convergence at Comcast NBC Universal.
Edwige A. Robinson has over 25 years of experience in the technology & leadership realms. She’s an expert technologist and consistently acts as a bridge between the business and engineering domains.
A native of Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, being female, a foreigner, and black – Edwige is a triple minority in Technology. Despite countless obstacles to impede her success, she forged ahead and has succeeded in vital roles at major companies such as Hugues Networks systems, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Time Warner Cable.
Edwige is a champion and advocate for women in leadership. She believes that leading as an authentic role model is part of her calling, especially as a female leader in the technology industry. A mentor for young women in Technology, she was recently recognized by Aleria Tech as one of the “Awesome Black Women Everyone Should Know” in 2020. She also sits on several Advisory Boards driving STEM education to underserved communities.
Edwige holds multiple executive leadership certifications from Harvard Law school and The Wharton School of Pennsylvania, and earned a Bachelor of Science and MBA from DeVry University
Edwige is known to share her experience authentically and teach her audience how to become fearless leaders; her audience leaves feeling empowered to take action and make an impact.
Women in Tech | Innovation & Digital Transformation Connoisseur | Change Catalyst | Xenophobia in the Workplace | STEM & Robotics advocacy | Keynote Presenter & Storyteller.