“Insecure,” Writer Amy Aniobi Picked her Passion and Found Success

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Amy Aniobi writes for the hit HBO show, “Insecure,” staring Issa Rae. The show is currently taping it’s third season, but Amy (my Nigerian sister from another mister) took some time to chat with us. She even has a season three spoiler for us so listen until the end!

Amy’s story is not only about a 30 something living her best life and working for a hit show. It is also about picking your passion and sticking with it no matter what, believing you’ve achieved success before it happens.

 

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I’m in Love with a Boss

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I know I said we would be releasing new episodes every other week, I wanted to sneak in another episode in honor of Valentine’s Day. As a hopeless romantic, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I wanted to know what the heck would attract someone to a BOSS, an ambitious person? Is it difficult to marry someone who is so dedicated to their career? Is it intimidating? Do these ambitious people offer something special, a certain je ne sais quoi?

To get answers, I asked my husband. What’s it like to be in love with a Boss? We kept it profesh, so don’t worry, not a lot of mushy-gushy stuff. Enjoy!

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“The Beyonce of Tech”: Melissa James Dreams it, Works Hard, and Grinds

I see it, I want it

I stunt, yellow bone it

I dream it, I work hard

I grind ’til I own it

I twirl on them haters…

—“Formation,” Beyonce

Beyonce gets noticed, she drops surprise albums and videos…Instagram posts letting the world know she is the most beautiful pregnant woman ever!
Our guest this week, Melissa James gets noticed too. Her goal: Become the Beyonce of Tech.

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Melissa left a job at Google to start her own company. Today she is CEO of the Tech Connection, a company that connects diverse talent to tech companies.

We’ve mentioned tech’s diversity problem before.
At Google and Facebook, for example, only 1% of employees are Black, while Black people make up nearly 13% of the population.
Only 16% of techies are women and women make up half of the population.

Melissa’s work to increase diversity in tech has earned her a US Presidential Service award from then President Obama, and a young alumni service award from her alma mater, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Melissa was named Boston Innovation Magazine’s 50 on Fire, and also a published author. Her first book, “When are you going to get a Real Career?”is available on itunes.

For more information on The Tech Connection, head here.

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