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In this article you will meet the course contributors, Charlene Hunter, Jean Jimbo, Liza Layne, Abadesi Osunsade, and Efua Akumanyi.
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Our course contributors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and experiences. In the videos throughout the course, you will be joined by Abadesi, Charlene, Efua and Jean. Here’s some more information about the team:

Charlene Hunter

a headshot of Charlene Founder & CEO, Coding Black Females.

Charlene has been a software developer for over 10 years in a range of languages and technologies. She is the founder and CEO of Coding Black Females, a non profit organisation set up to inspire, provide opportunities, and showcase the talents of Black women in tech. She is also the co-founder of Meet Up and Code, a community to bring developers together and code together. Charlene is passionate about increasing diversity in tech.

Follow Charlene:

Instagram: @charlenephunter

Twitter: @charlenephunter

LinkedIn: charlenephunter

Jean Jimbo

a headshot of Jean Product Manager, Software Engineer & Head of Media, Women Driven Development.

Jean is a Product Manager with a software engineering background and has worked across various sectors in tech. She mentors & helps people from underrepresented backgrounds find their place in the industry and coaches new Product Managers. She looks after media and social content at Women Driven Development, which brings together gender minorities and leaders in tech, to share knowledge, experiences and promote sponsorship through hackathons and events.

Follow Jean:

Instagram: @jean.jimbo

Twitter: @jeanjimbo

LinkedIn: jeanjimbo

Liza Layne

a headshot of Liza Data and Analytics Thought Leader Chapter Point of Contact AnitaB.org London Co-chair AnitaB.org Mid-Career Committee Technical Co-Chair for GHC EMEA

Liza, an experienced Business Intelligence & Analytics leader for over 15 years, is a known champion and advocate for inclusion, equity and diversity in tech. Within the Data arena she is a hiring manager for new talent. She uses this expertise to support women and other marginalised groups through her community work with AnitaB.org and FairyGodBoss and in her role as a Tech London Advocate. Her support for driving inclusion started by being one of the founders of a London Credit Union serving as a Non-Executive Director, holding the posts of General Secretary and Compliance Officer. Her vision is to empower women to get into tech and stay there!

Follow Liza

Instagram: @lizalayne

Twitter: @lizalayne

LinkedIn: lizalayne

Website: lizalayne

Follow AnitaB.org

Instagram: @anita_b

Twitter: @anita_b

LinkedIn: anitab-org

Facebook: AnitaB.0rg

Website: anitab.org

Abadesi Osunsade

a headshot of Abadesi Founder & CEO of Hustle Crew. Co-Host Techish podcast (Top 20 Tech podcast on Apple Podcasts). Author of Dream Big. Hustle Hard: The Millennial Woman’s Guide to Success in Tech.

Abadesi was recently included in the Financial Times list of Top 100 Influential Leaders in Tech and Tech Nation’s 50 most prominent and influential voices in Tech. She graduated from the London School of Economics in 2009 and wrote for the Financial Times before joining London’s tech scene. Prior to her current roles she worked at Product Hunt, Elpha, Amazon, HotelTonight and Groupon where she was promoted after her first 8 months and helped scale her department 5X leading up to their record breaking IPO. In 2016 she published her careers advice book, Dream Big Hustle Hard: A Millennial Woman’s Guide to Success in Tech which is rated 5 stars on Amazon. She has been featured in Elle, Stylist, BBC, Forbes, The Times and The Independent.

Follow Abadesi

Instagram: @abadesi

Twitter: @abadesi

Linked in: abadesi

Follow Hustle Crew

Instagram: @hustlecrewlive

Twitter: @hustlecrewlive

Efua Akumanyi

a headshot of Efua Head of Tech & Training at Coding Black Females.

Efua is a software developer with over 15 years of experience and has a background in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to CBF she worked as a contractor in many different sectors including charity, legal, insurance and education. She is also the co-founder of her own start-up, [Furnishful] (www.furnishful.co.uk) a furniture and homeware aggregator.

What are you inspired to explore further having met the team? We encourage you to explore the work of contributors and share anything that sparks your imagination!

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