Watch Webinar #1: Leadership During a Time of Turmoil

Watch the recording of “Webinar #1: Leadership During a Time of Turmoil,” the first webinar in our news series hosted by Brenda Wilkerson Darden, which brings together tech company leaders to discuss COVID-19 related challenges.

As COVID-19 continues to impact both the home and work lives of people around the world, you may be wondering what your company can do to best address situations like these. Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President & CEO of, discusses leadership during times of turmoil. Joining this discussion is Kim Holmes, Senior Principal of Technology and Diversity Partnerships at Discover; Melissa Morganstein, Vice President of People & Communities – HR and Business Partner Leader at Cisco; and Mary Hamilton, Managing Director at Accenture’s Technology Lab.

Watch the video, and check out our list of resources below to help you connect, learn, and find support during these difficult times.

Purple Impact StrategiesSourcing for Project/Program ManagersThomas Conrad
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COVIDbaseDatabase with opportunities for people with technical skills to help with COVID-19 outreach projectsElisabeth Wallin
Harvest AppDistribute backyard fruits and veggies at the nearest food drop offs for the people who have difficulty buying during this pandemic outbreakUsha Jagannathan
Girls Who CodeFree #CodeFromHome activitiesLekisha Middleton
AnitaB.orgAccountability Study Group to learn four different coding language optionsTasha Green
MicrosoftOnline networking session called #WomenITProCathy Moya
The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Minda HartsCareer advice guide for women of color
Open Source COVID19 Medical SuppliesEvaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditionsAfiya Carter
LightbotAn educational video game for learning software programming conceptsTasha Green
Courser and YaleCourse with a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habitsMuazma Zahid
UdacityOnline learning free access for 30 daysMuazma Zahid
SalesforceHas employee program that allows for paid time if an employee is committed to volunteering a chunk of time with a nonprofit they are passionate aboutChrista Tipton
Fairrer Samani Group LLCVirtual Tea Party: The party moderator is S. Lynn Coleman, MBA, Cisco Systems.
Dr. Leedjia Svec will share her recipe on “How to Making Cake on Mars. The possibilities of what if?”
Dr. Jeannice Samani will share the tea on “Having Your Voice Heard! Standing in empowerment and knowing that you have a place and space.”
Jeannice Fairrer Samani
The Community Mentors Mobile App – MicrosoftFind tech mentors, or to help mentorShona Bang
PhinGroup mentoring session with other mentors and college students to discuss their challenges and successesSusi Burke
Year UpNonprofit which enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one yearDiane Coleman
KovalTurned their distillery to produce hand sanitizer for medical staffDanielle Lottridge
Request for ideasPeople are in the hospital with no visitors and dying alone; Nurses are trying to use Zoom and cell phones to allow these people to talk to multiple family members before they die.Christa Tipton

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