Jessie Gentles is the 3%. The world of IT has thrived as a highly-lucrative, high-growth industry — but the caveat? You’re not going to find many Black women crowding in to become the next IT specialist.
As a Jamaican-born woman and software engineering student at Miami University, Jessie represents a demographic that’s shied away from IT — one that’s representing only 3% of the IT space, but she’s not alone.
Jessie is a Black Wings Hackathon Committee Member. Black Wings is a small, but growing community of 950+ women within Rewriting the Code, a non-profit organization that represents minority populations in the tech space.
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