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This Engineer Is Using Community Service To Bring More Diversity Into STEM

Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names were once tech workers before venturing off to start their own companies. Many engineers and developers look to follow in these same footsteps, but Target engineer and AfroTech speaker Brianna McCullough thinks entrepreneurship may not be all it’s cracked up to be. “You have to have a certain kind of personality to be an entrepreneur,” McCullough said. “I have friends who are always trying to convince me to do it, but I’m fine with working for someone else right now.” Although McCullough has no plan to launch her own business, she is building out her brand with as a public speaker. She has already given talks at Google Developers Fest and will be a featured speaker at this year’s AfroTech conference focusing on AI. “Every tech worker doesn’t need to start their own business,” McCullough said. “Sometimes, you need people helping from the inside.” The Detroit-native and Michigan State University graduate currently oversees the...

Oct 7, 2019