“I had no exposure to [Computer Science] in high school and was a pre-med major in college,” explained Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org. After taking two programming courses, however, she discovered that she wanted to be a part of the tech world… and to help others join, too. She taught classes at a Chicago community college, founded the original Computer Science for All program, and now leads AnitaB.org to promote equity in tech.
“I’m excited about the impact that we can have,” Brenda said of the tech industry. She encourages everyone, including those from nontraditional tech backgrounds, to join the tech field and bring diverse and innovative ideas to the table.
Read the full Wogrammer article to learn more about Brenda’s journey.