Marie Roker-Jones is the co-Ceo of Essteem. Essteem organizes Equalithons (hackathons for equality), first-of-its-kind, virtual DEI events that connect tech companies that uphold diversity and inclusion commitments to underrepresented tech talent who want to work for those companies. She is a social impact startup founder with over ten years of experience in leading gender and racial diversity strategies. As the founder of Raising Great Men, she built a movement for parents, empowering them with resources to raise culturally aware and socially conscious children. She was the senior editor for The Good Men Project, a multimedia, cross-platform site that asks, “What does it mean to be a good man in the 21st century?” Marie also has workforce and career development experience.
Marie M. Roker-Jones
New York, United States
Can also give an online talk/webinar
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Own the Room and Elevate Your Visibility
Leadership, Women in Tech, Diversity and Inclusion, Inspirational, Professional Development
Do you want to be more visible and credible as a woman in technology but don’t know where to start? You’re the expert in your field but feel like you lack that voice. There are various things that you'll experience as a woman that will shape how you see and experience your career in technology. If you aren’t speaking up about what you want, you risk co-workers and company leaders not understanding who you are and also don’t have the opportunity to understand your value, and why they should invest in you. Let's talk about the importance of owning your space, making yourself indispensable, and finding your unique personal value proposition.
You're Not an Imposter, You're an Outlier
Professional Development, Soft Skills, Community / Networking, Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Tech, Inspirational
A call to action to women feeling like an imposter inside their company and the tech industry. Your unique, non-conforming point of view is why you got into tech and why you should stay in the field.
It's time to stop thinking of yourself as an imposter and start thinking of yourself as an outlier. No matter what your background or professional experience, there is a place for you in technology. You are on the brink of something great. You’re better than average and that’s what makes you an outlier.