Episode 138 - On Being Us in Technology with Kendrick Trotter
Imagine, for a moment, you’re driving for Uber, and one of your riders changes your life forever! That’s the story we are sharing with you. It's all about Kendrick Trotter, the entrepreneur that has had an incredible journey in technology. Kendrick talks to us about that and the relationship between sales and engineering.
Ron and Chris are glad to be back with Kendrick Trotter who is helping diversify technology through partnerships with top technology firms. He is excited and humbled to be part of this!
Kendrick shares his passion about Us in Technology. Their mission is “We are going to diversify the tech industry with more underrepresented people.” This is a very broad definition intentionally. People associate diversity to black or brown, but really, it is variety.
Us in Technology partner with people who have coachability, drive, intelligence, and integrity. He feels they are teaching these mentees to be an entrepreneur, not a worker.
Change won’t happen until influential positions are more diverse.
To stay in touch with Kendrick or to learn more, visit his website, LinkedIn or Instagram.
0:00 Introduction to the show
1:03 Welcome back
2:06 Kendrick joins the show
2:44 Kendrick shares his background
6:17 Catalyst to the trajectory for Kendrick
9:18 Power of Networking
13:35 Complexities of sales and engineering
15:53 Maintaining confidence
18:32 Big lesson learned
21:18 Diversity in the industry
26: 37 Surprises along the way
30:03 When change happens
30:53 Advice to those wanting into tech
32:39 Best ways to stay in touch with Kendrick
33:20 Thank you
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