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Breaking The Code: Black Women Coding In The Tech Industry

January 02, 20182767Shares

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With the tech industry continuing to surge we talk with coder and app developer Felecia Genet about the importance and impact of black female coders. Felecia sheds light on the current status of women in tech, its progression and future.
How long have you know you wanted to work in the tech industry?
I just found out! Unlike the idea of the typical coder, when I was a kid, I wasn’t overly interested in coding or engineering.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been more interested in business and making money (ha). It wasn’t until college, when my friends and I started a successful social media marketing business, that I entertained the idea of one day creating my own social media app. After I graduated Hampton University, I learned how to code, and have been coding for about 3 years now. When I first began coding, I felt a sense of belonging that I’d never felt before. I felt like I was finally doing what I was born to do.
Many are saying the tech industry is becoming a lot more diverse with new initiatives to get more black women in the industry. Would you say that is a true statement and If you had to gage the progress what percentage would you put on and what still needs to happen?
I think we are in the midst of a very exciting point in time. There is definitely more talk...


Dion Ringgold

Dion Ringgold

Philadelphia native, yes, West Philadelphia, born and raised, to Overbrook High, to La Salle University. Dion, is homegrown and a product of the rich culture that is Philly. Leadership, management and training professional, Dion grew up aspiring to be a cartoonist. Creating original characters and writing stories for them. Art and literature has always been his passion. Dion would write stories and create good characters that would be positive people. Now the founder and Editor in Chief of InClub millennial life and style magazine, Dion is still doing just that. Highlighting character over celebrity, Dion, is still displaying positive people, and sill doing art, but through the art form of style. Dion is also a conference Speaker, visionary, personal stylist and movie enthusiast. Dion considers Blake Mycoskie as his greatest inspiration in business and is a devote Christian.