Session: Women of Color in Tech: Qualified but Overlooked
Companies say they can't find qualified women of color in tech. Why is that? It's not the lack of skill. Women of color face barriers and obstacles related to race and gender in the technology industry. This talk will detail the inequality of women of color in tech being underrepresented, underpaid, and discriminated against in the white male-dominated industry. I will explain the biases women of color in tech face and the impact on these women. This talk will leave you ready to take action in order to close the racial and gender wage gap that women of color in tech endure.
- You will understand the biases that WOC in tech face
- You will be inspired to hire WOC in tech
- You will learn how to retain and promote WOC in tech
Trina L. Martin is the founder and CEO of Trina L. Martin International. She is a technologist, international speaker, best-selling author, and podcaster.
Trina is a retired US Naval Officer and former computer programmer. She has over two decades of computer programming, digital forensics, and intelligence experience. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and extensive expertise, Trina has experienced the biases of the tech industry. Trina's resilience helped her navigate the obstacles and make strides in her career that many said weren't possible.
Qualified but often overlooked, Trina calls herself 'The Queen of Equality in Tech.' She is on a mission to close the racial and gender wage gap in the tech industry for women, especially women of color, and help them elevate into leadership positions.
Trina lives in Houston, Texas, with her two children and Dexter the Doberman. She loves traveling, shoes, and wine.