I speak for the purpose of continuing to push for a more equitable workforce. This includes a broad range of topics, such as economic justice, the inaccessibility of college, the allure of exclusion, on-the-job training, philosophical divisions within workforce development, the rise and fall of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and others. I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned as the Founder of Resilient Coders, an award-winning, free and stipended coding bootcamp for people of color. We've proven that a rigorously student-centric workforce development model can flourish, if there’s a coalition behind it.
Coalition-building is at the heart of why I speak to groups of people who care about building a more equitable workforce. I’ve had the privilege of connecting with employee resources groups, such as the Latinx communities at Oracle and Blue Cross Blue Shield, among others.
If you're interested in learning a bit more about having me speak to your community, please reach out.
Over the course of eight years I maintained regular contact with our broader coalition of alumni, staff, employer partners, and supporters, as part of an effort to keep us all pushing towards the same goal. This video is a snippet from a remote fundraising event. I knew it would be the last time I addressed our supporters. This is what I had to say.