Choosing to work in the nonprofit industry is not a decision I am choosing lightly. It just makes sense… I have always prioritized making a difference, while struggling with the obligations of living in the 21st century. After all I pride myself on being an Urban Geekmom – which comes at a price. Technology is not cheap, which is one of the reasons why so few within certain socioeconomic classifications can merely consume it but lack the resources to truly benefit from the many opportunities within this industry. As I’ve said before technology could be the means by which entire communities and generations of people are allowed to improve their living conditions, income potential, lifestyles, and become more independent. I have a vision. I am fortunate (blessed) enough to work with individuals that are also very passionate about making a difference, changing lives by making careers in tech more accessible and diverse.
We surely can’t be the only ones. There must be others that feel just as passionately. Others, who want to see communities and lives changed by acquiring the skills to work in the tech industry. Next step, find these people and let’s work together to make this dream a reality. So yes, I am going to make a non-profit within the tech industry and we are going to make a difference, change lives and transform this sector. Now I just need to form a board of likeminded leaders out there ready to do this! Easy…. right?
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