I’m Lexi B, a strategy and operations leader at Twitter. I am also the founder of Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech, a solidarity group dedicated to supporting the work of Black Women in the technology (BWiT) industry from across the Diaspora.
Established in April 2017, Sista Circle: BWiT is rooted in the deep history of fellowship groups of Black women in the United States. These groups are a part of the foundation of Black American culture, especially during the Civil Rights Movement, and provided safe spaces for Black women to discuss and organize around issues facing their communities. Sista Circle draws inspiration from these groups using technology and social media to create connections with Black women on a global scale.
Sista Circle: BWiT has three main goals:
1) To build a strong network and safe space for Black women in the technology industry to grow and learn from each other professionally
2) To partner with tech companies to further the recruitment and retention of Black women in the tech space
3) To create sustainable relationships with other Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned businesses.
I started my career as an engineering program manager at Netapp as a new college graduate in July 2011 and spent the bulk of my time there understanding program management from diverse aspects of the business including engineering, quote to invoice, finance, and procurement. Since then, I have worked at Airbnb, Facebook, and currently Twitter on interesting topics such as Hate Speech, Policy, Trust and Safety, Privacy, and more!
I’m a self-proclaimed freedom fighter and use storytelling to ensure others’ voices are heard and seen as they work to live out their truths. Through speaking engagements, panels, and workshops I encourage and influence people to define privilege as an opportunity to support others, identity their privilege layers, and how use them to freedom fight for others in the workplace.
I am also a strong advocate for mid-level management direct training and accountability on equity in the workplace. I pride myself on giving every team member an opportunity to work on impactful projects, deliver actionable feedback, and humanize the workplace experience.
Ask me anything about equitable management practices, career development, project management, community building, being a Black woman in tech, or anything else!