Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome

NCWIT Contributor: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder

Black women were pioneers in various fields of computing, but it’s often hard to find their stories, even today. This episode introduces Modern Figures Podcast and begins the story of how we will elevate the voices of Black women in computing to inspire the next generation of the advanced technology workforce.

4 comments on Introducing Modern Figures Podcast – Episode 001

  1. Jaye says:

    Jeremy – your story sounds so familiar to mine. I too have a typical ‘male’ name as a black woman in STEM. I’ve never thought about how that in itself affected my journey. I wonder what others with this unique intersection would say about how it has impacted their pathway to CS.

    Ladies, I love the podcast. I look forward to what is to come.

  2. Wow I love this so much. Wow I didn’t know I needed this so much. As a black girl planning on going the PhD route (after I finish these Masters degree*s*), I’m definitely seeing the disappearance of people who look like me as I move up the academic ladder. I, too, graduated from UF (class of 2017). I think my main major was probably one of the most diverse (Criminology), but I still felt distinctly black sometimes. I also felt what Jeremy was talking about with the not being “hood” enough or “white” enough throughout all of my schooling. I’m not in the STEM arena, but I almost want to be, just so I can hang out with you guys. I’m already in love with, and inspired by, this podcast.

    1. kylanol says:

      That means a lot to us! Thank you for the comment. You can still hang with us 🙂 Unfortunately many of the stories that we tell ring true in a number of other fields as well.

  3. ABENA PRIMO says:

    Great content! Imposter syndrome is something I struggle to get rid of in my Black students. This podcast will help so much with this!

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