About Deena

Deena McKay is a technologist, speaker, and podcaster who thrives at the intersection of tech, interviewing, and being real. Deena works as an Enterprise Architect at a financial firm in Chicago, IL. In her role she assists in guiding the process of planning and designing the capabilities of the enterprise in order to meet desired … Continue reading About Deena

Monday Motivator: Kelley O. Williams of Paige & Paxton

Today's Monday Motivator is Kelley O. Williams, the CEO & Co-Founder of Paige and Paxton Elementary STEM curriculum.  While working for signature companies such as American Express and JPMorgan Chase, Kelley led nationally recognized STEM pipeline programs for girls and youth of color as one of the founding team members of the New York Chapter … Continue reading Monday Motivator: Kelley O. Williams of Paige & Paxton

Behind the Mic….

Last Friday I had the pleasure to step on the other side of the mic and be interviewed by the lovely Melanie Adcock for Tech Scene Chicago. Jamila Parham and I had a great time talking about the Chicago tech scene, what we do in the industry, and most importantly what we love about Chicago!

Living My Best Life at EmpowerHer17

I had the pleasure of attending Blavity & 21Ninety's EmpowerHer17 Conference in Chicago last weekend. Take a look at my recap video to see what you missed....   https://youtu.be/WQXlKWLh4s8   Deena's Top 5 Takeaways from EmpowerHer17:   Self-care/Mental health Struggle breeds innovation Strategy is BAE Greatness cannot be ignored so share your voice Do you   And … Continue reading Living My Best Life at EmpowerHer17

What’s New?

I know it's been a minute since I've posted something, but I'm backkkkk! So unfortunately I've ended my partnership with RootsNTech the Podcast. Now before you get upset wipe those eyes because I have some new things poppin off! I'm happy to announce that I'm releasing my own podcast, Black Tech Unplugged.  The first episode … Continue reading What’s New?