This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Anndrea Moore, M.B.A., an innovative leader at Apple!
As compiled by Léolène Carrington, Ph.D.
An Ohio native, Anndrea is passionate about building and marketing amazing products and making a difference in the lives of black tech women. We’re so excited to feature Anndrea Moore as this week’s #WCWinSTEM!
Responses may be edited for content and brevity.
Where/when did you go to school?
B.S. in marketing and international business at the University of Cincinnati
M.B.A. at Harvard Business School
What do you do right now?
Currently, I’m focused on driving growth for a high priority segment at Apple, through both product marketing and programs. This includes creating better online experiences for learning and shopping, improved customer identification and engagement, and developing great offerings and solutions. I’m also the founder of Black Tech Women, a community for black women in the technology industry.
What do you like about your current STEM role?
I like that I’m able to build, market and measure in my role, realizing the full ecosystem of the technology industry.
What’s one piece of advice you wish you had when you started your STEM journey?
Don’t hesitate! There are so many ways for an individual to be a part of the tech ecosystem.
“Determine what you’re good at and then identify a company where you can make an impact! Better yet, create your own company.”
Do you have any woman of color in STEM sheros? Who and why?
Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit – she started her tech career at Google, leading teams, opening new offices and even creating BGN, the Black Googlers’ Network. She has an amazing perspective on career, personal development and leveraging your network.
What else are you passionate about?
I love mentoring and traveling.
Mentoring was important in helping me reach my potential personally and professionally, so it continues to be a way that I give back. I’m also obsessed with traveling! Since my first trip abroad at 21, I have traveled to over 25 countries, learning about economic growth in Tanzania, experiencing the New Year in Brazil, exploring the startup scene in China and more!
Why do you think it’s important to highlight women of color in STEM?
“Highlighting women of color is critical if we really want to move the needle on diversifying tech. It serves as a resource for representation within and outside of the industry.”
Is there an institution, group or organization the #VSVillage should know about?
I founded an organization, Black Tech Women, with the hope of creating a community for Black women in the technology industry. We are often the most underrepresented and underfunded group in the technology space, even though we over index on technology usage. I want to change that by creating a space for us to support each other, recognize accomplishments and to ensure our voice is heard!
Where are you on the Interwebs?
Facebook: Anndrea Moore
Thank you, Anndrea, for your contributions to the community of black women in the technology industry!
*All images courtesy of Anndrea Moore.
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