The Fight for Diversity: Meet Whitney O'Banner, a Black Woman Breaking the Silicon Ceiling!
April 14, 2016
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
When you think of tech, programmers or Silicon Valley, your first image is probably a white or Asian guy. If so, you’re not alone. Even a Black woman in tech can be stuck with that association. Whitney O’Banner has a story that speaks to the problem and the solution. A Black woman techie, Whitney is supporting other women and minorities to stick with it and break through the silicon ceiling (a relative of the glass ceiling and, yes, Beth just made that up). Whitney has her own story of discrimination, isolation and self-doubt, but more than that, she can speak to what she and others are doing to change that. The new Austin Campus Director of Dev Bootcamp, Whitney is helping recruit and train a tech student body that matches the nation’s diversity. Tech is a huge part of our world economy and culture. Discrimination matters! Get an inside view of what it’s like to be a Black women in Silicon Valley, and be inspired to keep breaking through whatever barriers you face. Let’s welcome her.
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You count! Your voice, compassion and dedication to doing the right thing are part and parcel of the Inner Revolution that is sweeping our world, and Inner Revolutionary Radio is your platform. We may not be perfect, but we are standing up to mindless conformity, facing our negative patterns and beliefs, working together to make this a better world. Inner Revolutionary Radio gives us a voice and a way of joining forces. We share a vision: a recognition of our Oneness with one another and the planet; an acknowledgement of our Accountability for our impact on ourselves and each other; a dedication to Mutual Support, knowing that we can’t thrive in a world that is not also thriving. And we’re developing the courage to stand up to all tyrannies, even those in our heads. Each week we offer News of the Inner Revolution and introduce you to guests who are shaking up the world. Tune in, participate, and support this vision.
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.