CHICAGO CHAPTER

Thomas K.R. Stovall


Founder

A product of the Tennessee State University Electrical Engineering department, ironically, Thomas K.R. Stovall has never actually worked a day as an engineer. He started his entrepreneurial career selling luxury custom car accessories online from New York to California out of his dorm room, and never looked back. Over 15 years later, beard grayed with wisdom from navigating the perils of entrepreneurship, Thomas is a founder, a speaker, a Google Entrepreneur in Residence, and the creator of ImBlackInTech Membership Network.

Jamila Parham


Staff Writer – #TechRecap

Jamila Parham traded her dolls for game controllers and she instantly fell in love with technology. She went on to study Computer Graphics and Technology at DePaul University. Affectionately known as The Tech Unicorn, Jamila is an IT Leader, speaker, and a champion for diversity and inclusion. She advocates on behalf of under-represented communities in order to address the lack of diversity in STEM. Jamila is excited to join the ImBlackInTech team as the voice behind the Tech Recap.

Jason V. Stewart


Co-founder

Jason V. Stewart got his creative start in architecture and urban planning. His fascination for the ever-changing digital and tech landscape soon exceeded all aspirations to be an architect. When he’s not mastering his Muay Thai striking, Jason is crafting immersive experiences for the web, helping companies grow their brands and generate millions in revenue online. Jason is a founder, designer, deliverer of ideas, and the co-founder of ImBlackInTech Membership Network.

Yolanda Richards


Official Photographer

Although her roots are from So-Cal, Yolanda Richards has called Chicago home since 2011 and cares deeply about diversity and inclusion within the tech industry. An urban planner and visual artist by training, she is fortunate to merge her passions, supporting businesses in the city. Yolanda is excited to join the ImBlackInTech family as camera lady to elevate the membership’s presence through imagery. Yolanda is also founder of “Imagery by Chi,” a photography service in Chicago.

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