Girls Who Code CEO Tarika Barrett on Equity and Leadership

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“With all the uncertainty in the world and the challenges businesses are facing, is now really the time to step up and lead an organization into the future?”

That’s the question people asked Dr. Tarika Barrett when, in the midst of the pandemic, she was selected by Girls Who Code’s founder to serve as the organization’s CEO and continue its mission to close the gender and diversity gap in tech.

Dr. Barrett asked herself a different question: “Why not now?” Pandemic or not, her dedication to creating better environments for women and minorities is unwavering. With a focus on education, she speaks passionately about driving change, equity, and diversity in the workplace — sharing how “you cannot be what you cannot see,” along with action steps to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for your workforce.

In building educational pathways for young people, Dr. Barrett has had to push past the roadblocks that many leaders face in carrying out their organizations’ missions. She shares real-life examples of how leaders in every industry can unite and engage their teams during challenging times, position their organizations for the future, and create a high-performing culture that sparks real results

If you’re looking for a speaker with an inspiring message and actionable insights on driving equity and change at any organization, Dr. Barrett is a great fit.


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