As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
As someone in the technology/web/social space, I often travel and attend various events in the industry and notice a huge lack of diversity, and when it comes to getting attention from mainstream media/tech blogs it’s almost impossible. That’s why I’m starting 28 Days of Diversity on SocialWayne.com. The goal of 28 Days of Diversity is to feature someone new everyday for the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. The list will include some of leaders in the social web space, startups, bloggers, conference organizers, IT professionals and friends not ranked in any particular order. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. So for the next 28 days, come back to visit SocialWayne.com to see who’s on the list. For day 27, I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Yvette Ferry
Yvette Ferry is a recruiter, a small-business specialist, a human resources consultant, and a writer. After spending 10 years in the management-consulting industry as an administrative and human resources manager, she founded Ferry and Company, a professional network of service providers comprised of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers.
A natural communicator and people-connector, Yvette likes to quip that she’s been knee-deep in social media since 1852. In the early days of the Internet, she was a regular Usenet user and contributor and recognized its rich potential for engaging large audiences around specific areas of interest. She was a system administrator and moderator for CompuServe’s pets forums and moderated topical online chats in the earliest days of AOL Chat. She also blogs.
Yvette is a member of several new-media organizations and speaks regularly at local events about new media and social recruiting. She enjoys introducing existing and emerging technologies to small companies, for intra- and extra-organizational communications.
Today, Yvette is helping to create the South Florida chapter of Digital Media Alliance Florida, a non-profit media-industry association created to bridge digital media, digital arts, and digital entertainment companies, institutions, and professionals throughout the state.
She lives in Miami, Florida.
Digital Media Alliance Florida link: http://www.dmaflorida.org/
Come back tomorrow to see who’s next on the list.
Also check out past entires on http://28daysofdiversity.com