Session: The Intersectionality of Being a Black Woman in Tech: Take a walk with me
Growing up as a young Black girl pursing an education and career in technology, I have faced many barriers and challenges along the way, unique to my intersectional identity. I wrote an open letter to my Black Girls in Tech which I would start with. I hope that sharing my personal journey, lessons learned, and data points around walking this walk hopefully will foster a new thread of empathy, inspire others to persevere, lean in, and uplift others, regardless of their race or gender.
- Better understanding of the unique struggles and obstacles of being a Black Woman in Tech
- Encouragement to those on their journey to be uniquely them
- How to walk with grace and humility when the odds are stacked against you
- The importance of advocacy, providing access, and bringing other women on the journey with you
Nickoria is Credera's Chief Diversity Officer and a Partner in our Management Consulting practice, overseeing the firm's go-to-market strategy for Program leadership and Change leadership. She is a seasoned technology leader for over 25 years, with global experience leading large-scale IT strategic transformation efforts, modernizing portfolio management and IT governance processes, defining and implementing change management initiatives, and establishing deep partnerships across business teams and vendor partners. As Chief Diversity Officer at Credera, Nickoria is responsible for accelerating the mission of amplifying voices of underrepresented groups and synergizing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts toward unified goals to ensure accessibility, focus, and visibility of DE&I for the firm.