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Join us for a candid conversation with Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore City's New Health Commissioner & her husband Delali Dzirasa, President of Fearless Solutions. They will talk about their journey as a startup to ascending to civic leadership to running a successful software company. Learn how you can support the women entrepreneurs in your life.
In addition we are bringing together women across the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Baltimore. Hear success stories from a wide variety of female owned and operated businesses and what has helped them along the way. Our panel currently includes: Baltimore Women in Tech, Women Techmakers, Women in Bio, Code in the Schools, Moms as Entrepreneurs and Ladies Get Paid Baltimore. And now a 7th group, Lesbians Who Tech Baltimore!
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Learn how you can get involved and support their initiatives, as well as have them support your efforts.
Dr. Letitia Dzirasa joined Baltimore City government as the Commissioner of Health in March 2019. Dr. Dzirasa, a Hopkins trained pediatrician, believes that equitable care is basic right for all and will tirelessly advocate for programs that support the overall health and wellbeing of all Baltimore city residents. Dr. Dzirasa’s special interests include obesity management and prevention, trauma informed care in children and adolescents, and expanded use of technology to improve health outcomes.
Prior to joining the Health Department, Dr. Dzirasa worked at Fearless Solutions (Fearless), a Baltimore based digital services firm that builds custom software solutions for local and federal government clients. In her role at Fearless as Health Innovation Officer, Dr. Dzirasa was responsible for managing the Healthcare IT portfolio for the company and provided clinical subject matter expertise to HIT projects. Dr. Dzirasa also has close clinical ties to the Baltimore community, having trained at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in pediatrics and having worked as medical director for school based health and quality at Baltimore Medical System from 2013-2016.
In addition to holding a B.S. from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in biological sciences, Dr. Dzirasa graduated from Meharry Medical College, Summa Cum Laude, in 2007. She lives in downtown Baltimore with her husband and son.
Delali Dzirasa is the founder and President of Fearless, a digital services firm based out of Baltimore, MD with a mission to create software with a soul: innovative products that power the things that matter. The designers and developers at Fearless work closely with customers to build sleek custom products that meet individual needs and maximize user potential. Delali’s passion for entrepreneurship and outreach is reflected in Fearless’ devotion to customer support. Delali graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2004 and has over a decade of experience leading agile software teams and programs. Delali strives to make a difference in technology and in his surrounding community. He serves as a Board Member on the UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Visiting Committee as well as the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. He chaired the inaugural DevOpsDays Baltimore and is a founding member and current actor on the governing board of the Digital Services Coalition. He is passionate about increasing the rate of city youth heading into STEM fields and works closely with Dent Education and Code in Schools to provide funding and mentorship programs, as well as other education initiatives.
Delali currently lives Baltimore City with his family and when he isn’t busy running Fearless (rarely), he enjoys working out and hanging out with friends and loved ones.