LTU’s Collins to speak on ‘Women of Color in Tech’ at TechTown

SOUTHFIELD—Sibrina Collins, executive director of the Marburger STEM Center at Lawrence Technological University, will participate on a panel discussion on “Women of Color in Tech” June 6 at TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit.

The event, sponsored by Comcast, the Thurgood Marshall Excellence Fund, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Collins will speak with four other women at the event on “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs.” The event will discuss tools and local resources designed to help attendees take their ventures to the next level.

Other presenters are Chinonye Akunne, co-founder of Motor City STEAM, an organization that engages underrepresented students in science and art education; Marlin Williams, chief program officer at TechTown Detroit and assistant vice president for economic development at Wayne State University; Monica Wheat, managing director of Backstage Capital, a Detroit venture capital fund that invests in new companies led by founders from underrepresented groups; and Natalie Cofield, founder of Walker’s Legacy, a Washington, D.C.-based organization she created to inspire, equip and empower professional and enterprising women.

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