“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
This is a question often asked of youth from as early as pre-school. Our Women on the Rise Speaker Series intends to show girls there are many different paths to explore by giving access to women who are harnessing their passions and forging new paths. These women are role models for the girls of today and they share their journey revealing successes as well as failures and how they work to pursue their dreams. These events are free and open to the public.
We were thrilled to continue our series in the 2018-2019 school year with entrepreneur and tech-life expert Stephanie Humphrey. Stephanie merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to showcase how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Helping students is the passion that drives Stephanie. She helps them understand the potential negative consequences of online behavior – especially through social media – and gives helpful advice on how people can maintain a positive reputation in cyberspace.
Stephanie is inspired by an innate curiosity to know why things work and an entrepreneurial spirit, which was the spark that started her on her present journey into tech-life media. Her expertise is built upon more than a decade as a Senior Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin and engineering degrees from Florida A&M University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephanie has made regular appearances on or been a technology contributor to “The Harry Show,” hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., “Good Morning America,” “Al-Jazeera America,” “HuffPostLive,” TheGrio.com, BlackEnterprise.com, Fox 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia,” “NewsOne” with Roland Martin on TV One, “Home & Family” on The Hallmark Channel, EBONY.com and EBONY magazine. Stephanie was the originator of the popular “Tech2Go” column on TheRoot.com and uses social media to help hundreds of people understand tech basics with her weekly 60-Second Tech Break on Instagram & Twitter (@TechLifeSteph).