Queer & Present: Angelica Ross Takes On the Tech Industry
Who? That’s what I would have said before I saw her profile on Queerty.
This extraordinary person is engaged in an extraordinary effort: opening up high technology jobs for trans women, and preparing trans women to take their place in high tech industry. Blacks are rare in high tech industries, women are rare in high tech industries, black women are doubly rare, and black trans women non-existent. So she is doing a great thing, creating opportunities where none existed before. She does this as founder, CEO, and executive director of TransTech Social Enterprises, based in Chicago. This web technology and social media organization is sufficiently successful to have been profiled on MSNBC.
Ross also travels the country as an LGBTQ motivational speaker.
You go, girl!
Stan Stansbury is a Contributor at InQueery.