It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life. Add to that the unrest that our country is experiencing as a result of the increase in racially-motivated murders that have recently occurred across the U.S. and you have a recipe for a volatile economic climate. Many companies have had to learn to do business differently, some have not survived.
Fortunately, there are companies, like Tinker and Fiddle, who have discovered resiliency in the midst of, and in spite of current conditions. Tinker & Fiddle is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education company that encourages youth to learn and apply technology through creative exploration and problem-solving. They host STEAM programming for youth ages 8-15 and design curriculum for grade levels K-12.
During this season of enforced isolation and social distancing, Tinker and Fiddle have successfully pivoted to offer their programming virtually, which has had a revitalizing effect and enables them to expand their programming to youth as far away as Africa, creating access to customers that were previously unreachable.
Join us for a timely conversation that explores the underrepresentation of minorities and women in technology in general, and STEAM fields in particular, and how Tinker and Fiddle's mission increases opportunities to provide STEAM programming for underrepresented youth.
This is an #SGVirtual event - please RSVP to receive access.
Tinker & Fiddle
CEO & Founder
Tinker & Fiddle
Director of Strategic Partnerships
A three-time graduate of Cornell University, Hilary holds a BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Masters in Mechanical Engineering and MBA. A Senior Manager and tenured technologist at a Fortune 20 company, Hilary has leveraged her technical and commercial acumen to support the business development of cutting edge technologies at one of the largest global technology firms. As one of six children, born into a working-class family, she is well aware of the power of education as a socioeconomic equalizer.
Previously serving as the Engineering College Diversity Associate for an Ivy League University, Hilary is acquainted with the challenges and opportunities of underrepresented minorities and women in STEM. As the CEO & Founder of "Tinker & Fiddle," she aspires to make quality STEAM exploratory learning accessible to all.
Serena White-Lake holds an Honors BA in Political Science from Queens College and a JD from Fordham University School of Law. A former Judicial Law Clerk for the New York State Court of Appeals, she works as a labor and employment attorney. Passionate about increasing opportunities for underrepresented youth, Serena develops partnerships between Tinker & Fiddle, schools and community organizations, to provide youth with quality STEAM experiences, preparing them for rewarding careers in technology. Serena is also a Board Member of the African American Cultural Center in Albany, NY and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
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