Alana Ward Robinson

Alana Ward Robinson

Owner


Robinson Group Consulting

Chicago, IL USA


I decide, and I do it, and then I figure out: Was it a good or a bad thing? And if it was a bad thing, what did I learn from it?

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in segregated south Louisiana.
After the "Freedom of Choice" law passed, decided to go to the majority white school to get a better education.
Rather than wallowing in the fact that no one sat next to her on the school bus, she enjoyed having a seat to herself.
Found her passion for programming in high school, got her Bachelor's degree in computer science and applied mathematics.
First woman of color in a programming position at the Shreveport IBM office.
Faced discrimination at her job at IBM-certain clients didn't want to work with an African-American woman.
Never saw being the only woman or the only person of color in her industry as a limiting factor.
Fought for an equal wage after learning that men in her same position were making much more money.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Applied Mathematics, General
Grambling State University
Bachelor
Computer Science
Grambling State University
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General
Harvard University

Career

Owner

I lead a company focused on strategic global information technology consulting services.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
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Numbers
Technology
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