Marlin G. Williams 20+ years experience as a Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for two Fortune 500 Organizations, speaker, media contributor, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Technology Entrepreneur. Marlin is also the founder of Sisters Code and most recently was appointed to serve as the Diversity and Inclusion Entrepreneur-In-Residence for TechTown Detroit. After college, Marlin was an aspiring mortician until she learned to code in seven languages in 13-weeks and emerged as a mainframe programmer. During this time Marlin noticed that she was often the only woman and person of color at the technology table, thus her passion for diversity and inclusion emerged. Marlin founded Sisters Code with a simple goal to educate, empower, and entice women ages 25 – 85 to explore the world of coding and technology. Essentially she wanted to “Awaken the Mature Geek.” As a diversity and inclusion leader Marlin works passionately to bridge the racial and gender gap in technology by engaging organizations and the tech ecosystem in candid conversations related to barriers, unconscious bias, real experiences, and solutions to create an inclusive environment for “untapped” individuals and communities. Marlin’s speaking and media contributions include Microsoft Corporation, SXSW, Techonomy, MSNBC, Meeting of the Minds, Yes We Code and WDIV amongst others.