Meet our Technistas.


Grab some tea or coffee and read about their lives and interests outside of the world of technology.



Kaitlyn, a former zoo librarian and health communications professional, learned how to develop websites and reinvented her career. With a need for tech skills across all the non-profit sectors, learning to be an...

Tosin had been consulting in the Fed IT space for over 12 years but decided it was time for a change. She reinvented herself and now works on a team that develops educational products for K-12 students. When she is not working, she enjoys all...

Lily is a creative techie in love with teaching and sharing her knowledge. With a background in journalism, UX design, education and 10 + years in the online media field, Lily is the "digital wizard" as her students call her. In her workshops,...

Jumoke is the principal of Signature RED LLC and visionary behind the Tech Women Network. She is an information technology and strategy consultant with 14+ years experience in corporate I.T. and social entrepreneurship. As an advocate for women...

Founder and CEO of Mercaris, a market information service and on-line trading platform for organic agricultural commodities. Former White House Fellow advising members of the Obama administration on environmental markets. When she is not working...

With a background in how people and space influence each other, Kara currently manages a center for transdisciplinary research and learning at the intersection of design, technology and entrepreneurship. Her love for culture, transit, and...

Portia has spent her career implementing business strategies and is passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. I love to engage with different people from various industries... when I'm not I enjoy traveling.

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Taking a big leap and changing careers at 40 was a risk, but it led Gloria to find her true passion - inspiring, educating and connecting other women. Whether it is running the Women in Tech Summit, consulting with clients who need her social...

Stephanie is your friendly neighborhood Tech-Life Expert, showing you how technology makes your life easier! She does this on a variety of platforms, including television, online, and in print. When she's not trying to convince the masses to...

Alessia has spent her career working in digital marketing, enhancing the experience of developing and promoting new tech solutions. Constantly learning new things, when not working she likes travelling and writing about women, tech and startups...

Sabrina is an entrepreneur and global storyteller. She uses the mediums of photography, film, and video to dynamically direct and craft stories of redemption, social justice, empowerment and business concepts for families, organizations and...

Giovanna is a Peruvian, seasoned SQL database administrator who took her career into her own hands. When she found it challenging to move into a DBA role without experience, she studied and passed the Microsoft SQL server certification exam which...

Gertrude is a software developer based out of Andela’s office in Nairobi, Kenya whose passion for programming was initially sparked by her love for gaming. She teamed up with a fellow Andela developer based in Lagos, Nigeria to found Tech In Pink...

Naz is passionate about growing innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. As a result, she has spent over a decade in the corporate and NGO sectors (in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa) sharpening her skills across marketing,...

Bukola has spent most of her career as a mobile software engineer including running a Nigerian Startup called Jandus Mobile Solutions for 4 years. Her passion is working on various mobile projects ranging from entertainment and music to fashion,...

Dr. Tracee Walker Gilbert is a passionate entrepreneur and systems engineering executive. She  has over 17 years experience and owns and operates System Innovation, LLC, which provides systems engineering and program management services to...

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