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Lessons In Leadership: Andrew Kelley

Lessons In Leadership: Andrew Kelley

While I wasn’t able to attend his presentation, Andrew Kelley was a presenter at the inaugural Blacks in Technology conference. He was speaking on raising capital, a topic of interest to many entrepreneurs trying to grow their businesses. While he has an MBA, his bachelor’s and master’s degrees are Mechanical Engineering. How does Mechanical Engineering and raising capital come together?…

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Use Public Speaking To Increase Your Visibility In The Workplace

I worked as an engineer. I had to give presentations. I sucked at it. I saw that other engineers sucked at it. I couldn’t stay sucky forever; my ego wouldn’t allow it. I improved with every presentation. People noticed. I developed a process for myself to give my presentations. I figured that, since most STEM professionals have to follow processes…

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Lessons In Leadership: April Wensel

Lessons In Leadership: April Wensel

A software engineer, April Wensel worked at various companies in Silicon Valley. She noticed that programmers, herself included, can be jerks to each other from time to time, and figured that the jerkiness interfered with companies’ productivity and bottom line. She now teaches emotional intelligence to other software engineers through her company, Compassionate Coding. Takeaways from our conversation: April noticed…

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