Conference 2017 Speaker

 

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Marlin Williams

Marlin Williams

Founder
Sisters Code

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Marlin Williams has more than 20 years' experience as a global diversity and inclusion officer for two Fortune 500 organizations. She joined Compuware Corporation early in her career, where she learned to code in seven languages in 13 weeks. In less than a year she emerged as a mainframe programmer developing and maintaining code for the automotive and banking industries. During this time, Williams noticed that she was often the only woman and person of color at the technology table, thus her passion for diversity and inclusion emerged. She became the first diversity and inclusion executive at Compuware and she then served as the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. She has also served as deputy chief information officer for the City of Detroit, where she and her team successfully developed the City's first e-government initiative, and she led collaboration across ten agencies to support the technology and infrastructure for Super Bowl XL. Williams is the founder of the social enterprise Sisters Code, which educates, empowers and entices women ages 25-85 to explore the world of coding and technology. Marlin is the current Diversity and Inclusion Entrepreneur-in-Residence for TechTown Detroit.