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Allyship Advocacy: Three Perspectives

Angel Henry, Author, Speaker, Allyship Advocate and IT Leader, set out to write a 3-page LinkedIn article helping emerging leaders, primarily women of color, capitalize on the knowledge she’d compiled after 15 years as a leader in tech.  That 3-page linkedIn article grew into “Dents in the Ceiling: Tools Women and Allies Need to Breakthrough,” which chronicles the experiences of 30 women and speaks to three distinct groups: women of color and underrepresented groups in leadership positions and those aspiring to become leaders, as well as allies.  In this episode Angel discusses with Jeff Ton, the incident that ignited her original idea, some compelling stories from women that come straight out of her book and specific action items that will help each of the three groups, “make dents in the ceiling.”

Angel Henry has a passion for diversity in tech. Her knowledge of why women and minorities are oftentimes missing from the C-Suite provides awareness for technology leaders to drive change. Angel has over 20 years IT experience, primarily in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and over 15 years in the project management discipline. She has become a recognized thought-leader on the topic of the Agile Mindset which fosters an environment of innovation and productivity.

Angel is also a sought-after trainer and speaker as well as an Adjunct Instructor in the Indianapolis area helping students realize their full potential in the field of IT. She is a member of several professional and community organizations, such as BDPA, Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF)- Executive, several Agile communities, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Dents in the Ceiling, Angel’s first book, is a summary of experiences of 30 African American women working in tech.