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West Oakland to the White House:
One Woman in Tech’s
Tips to Young Women
By Ayori Selassie
My
Story
Where I Grew UpThe street I grew up on
#LifeModelCanvas
IBM PC XT 286
11 Years Old
Engineering
has taken me
around the
world
Master My
Thoughts
Will the
internet
program me?
Will I
program the
internet?
#LifeModelCanvas
or
Hopes
The vision or idea of something
that you would like to execute
Habits
The practice or autonomous
execution of someth...
Resources
Useful persons, places or things
that can further a mission, cause
or objective.
Resource-
fulness
The habit of ...
Entrepreneur
A person who develops a
“business model” and is fully
responsible for it’s success or
failure
Selfpreneur
A p...
Master My
Body & Hormones
Exercise
Walking, working out, yoga,
martial arts, boxing, biking,
jogging
Nutrition
Eating fruits and vegetables,
iron, c...
Cleanliness
Keeping my body clean, caring
for my things no matter how little
I have
Planning
Filling my time with progress...
Meditation
Quieting my mind, listening to
music, lighting a candle
Prayer
Talking to God, asking for
guidance, committing ...
Environment
Where I go to spend time, find
quiet, culture, entertainment
People
Who I spend time with, what
they do, how t...
Master My Words
Words are
events…
They do things,
change things
- Ursula K. Le Guin
#LifeModelCanvas
I can’t
Implies lack of control, doom,
helplessness, & powerlessness.
What can I…
Announces exploration of
possibilities, ...
I have to
Implies lack of choice,
begrudging motion,
powerlessness.
I choose to
Announces taking responsibility,
awareness...
But
Implies limitations, presents an
excuse for success, predicts a
poor outcome or failure, shuts
others down.
I need
Ann...
Should
Implies shame, living in the past,
is powerless in the present.
I will
Announces commitment,
conviction and dedicat...
Maybe
Trying
Possibly
Hoping
Probably
“I think”
Will
Can
Must
Plan
Definitely
“I know”
#LifeModelCanvas
vs
Master My
Life Model
Draft
Repeat
Discover Decision Develop
Life Model 4D Method
Life Model
Canvas
DOWNLOAD FREE!
Lessons Learned
Daddy
Mama
Friends
Support
Affirmations
Compassion
Acts of Kindness
#LifeModelCanvas
Your Body !=
Product
Intellectual
Property / Ideas
= Product
#LifeModelCanvas
HINT:G____ A__ W____
WOMAN #LifeModelCanvas
Questions &
Answers
Thank
You
Special Thanks to:
#WOCinTechChat
for the beautiful stock
photos of women of color
in tech!
Girls Inc Contra Costa
County ...
West Oakland to the White House - 4 Key Ideas to Help Women and Girls Succeed in Life, STEM, #WorkLifeIntegrity
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West Oakland to the White House - 4 Key Ideas to Help Women and Girls Succeed in Life, STEM, #WorkLifeIntegrity

  1. 1. West Oakland to the White House: One Woman in Tech’s Tips to Young Women By Ayori Selassie
  2. 2. My Story
  3. 3. Where I Grew UpThe street I grew up on
  4. 4. #LifeModelCanvas IBM PC XT 286 11 Years Old
  5. 5. Engineering has taken me around the world
  6. 6. Master My Thoughts
  7. 7. Will the internet program me? Will I program the internet? #LifeModelCanvas or
  8. 8. Hopes The vision or idea of something that you would like to execute Habits The practice or autonomous execution of something … #LifeModelCanvas or
  9. 9. Resources Useful persons, places or things that can further a mission, cause or objective. Resource- fulness The habit of utilizing resources to maximum efficiency to achieve a mission, cause or objective. #LifeModelCanvas or
  10. 10. Entrepreneur A person who develops a “business model” and is fully responsible for it’s success or failure Selfpreneur A person who develops a “life model” and is fully responsible for it’s success or failure #LifeModelCanvas or
  11. 11. Master My Body & Hormones
  12. 12. Exercise Walking, working out, yoga, martial arts, boxing, biking, jogging Nutrition Eating fruits and vegetables, iron, calcium, vitamin A, B, C, D, E, Omega 3s, avoiding chemicals … #LifeModelCanvas
  13. 13. Cleanliness Keeping my body clean, caring for my things no matter how little I have Planning Filling my time with progressive tasks, making clothes, studying, not being available for drama … #LifeModelCanvas
  14. 14. Meditation Quieting my mind, listening to music, lighting a candle Prayer Talking to God, asking for guidance, committing to my best … #LifeModelCanvas
  15. 15. Environment Where I go to spend time, find quiet, culture, entertainment People Who I spend time with, what they do, how they talk about themselves, how they think about their future … #LifeModelCanvas
  16. 16. Master My Words
  17. 17. Words are events… They do things, change things - Ursula K. Le Guin #LifeModelCanvas
  18. 18. I can’t Implies lack of control, doom, helplessness, & powerlessness. What can I… Announces exploration of possibilities, creates opportunity to receive guidance & support. #LifeModelCanvas vs
  19. 19. I have to Implies lack of choice, begrudging motion, powerlessness. I choose to Announces taking responsibility, awareness of options, empowered action. #LifeModelCanvas vs
  20. 20. But Implies limitations, presents an excuse for success, predicts a poor outcome or failure, shuts others down. I need Announces a requirement, explains what is needed for success, creates an opportunity for others to provide support. #LifeModelCanvas vs
  21. 21. Should Implies shame, living in the past, is powerless in the present. I will Announces commitment, conviction and dedication, is presently empowered and claiming the future. #LifeModelCanvas vs
  22. 22. Maybe Trying Possibly Hoping Probably “I think” Will Can Must Plan Definitely “I know” #LifeModelCanvas vs
  23. 23. Master My Life Model
  24. 24. Draft Repeat Discover Decision Develop Life Model 4D Method
  25. 25. Life Model Canvas DOWNLOAD FREE!
  26. 26. Lessons Learned
  27. 27. Daddy Mama Friends Support Affirmations Compassion Acts of Kindness #LifeModelCanvas
  28. 28. Your Body != Product Intellectual Property / Ideas = Product #LifeModelCanvas
  29. 29. HINT:G____ A__ W____
  30. 30. WOMAN #LifeModelCanvas
  31. 31. Questions & Answers
  32. 32. Thank You
  33. 33. Special Thanks to: #WOCinTechChat for the beautiful stock photos of women of color in tech! Girls Inc Contra Costa County (Richmond) College Bound Girls

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