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Tuesday, March 16 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Showing Up and Standing Proud: Social Justice in Tech

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For so long we have celebrated Black leadership: the one CIO, the one CEO, the one manager. Is one enough? Ilalee and Jewel are opening up the curtains to their experiences to inspire the next leaders. These two powerful women work in innovative and tech spaces and do what they do because of the experiences they have had as Black women in tech. Ilalee and Jewel are busting down doors and bringing the Black community with them. Join Ilalee and Jewel to discuss being on the fore-front of DEI and figuring out how to pull everyone into the movement.

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Ilalee Harrison James

Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ilalee began her career in program development with the Office of the Mayor of Philadelphia working on what was then a groundbreaking public health initiative bringing together government, community-based organizations, academia, and the private sector. She went on to apply this approach... Read More →
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Jewel Ifeguni

Founder and CEO, YouMatter Studios
Hi! I'm Jewel Ifeguni, Founder and CEO of YouMatter Studios and a Technical PM for Minecraft and alumni of UIUC. I founded YouMatter Studios back in 2017 because I was tired of her sister not seeing representation in games and more importantly media at large. My mission is to continue... Read More →

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