Karen Williams, MinTech Agency (Nashville Business Radio, Episode 26)
Karen Williams founded MinTech Agency to connect diverse tech talent to companies. She and host John Ray discussed why she founded MinTech, her perspective on attracting and retaining diverse talent, the benefit of sponsors vs. mentors, and new initiatives at MinTech. Nashville Business Radio is produced virtually from the Nashville studio of Business RadioX®.
MinTech’s mission is to identify and place traditional and nontraditional tech talent in internships, entry-level and experienced roles.
They believe the more diverse talent an organization hires, engages, and develops the more it will attract, promote and retain. MinTech Agency is assisting organizations with diversifying their tech talent. They make it easier to identify and hire qualified diverse tech talent for current and future roles, company culture, and growth.
They take pride in assisting Black & Latinx tech talent in cultivating thriving careers in tech by partnering with companies who are actively working to create a diverse & inclusive workplace.
MinTech Agency is passionate about the candidates they work with and their experience. MinTech understands the impact a career in tech can have on an individual, their family, and their community. So their purpose is to help their candidates not only land a role but to join an organization where they can thrive and grow professionally.
Karen Williams, Founder and CEO, MinTech Agency
Karen Williams is a speaker, entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of MinTech Agency, a diversity tech recruitment company that is passionate about increasing the number of Black and Latinx tech professionals leading in the technology industry.
Karen realized the inconsistencies of how major organizations were handling the tech talent pipeline issue when it came to hiring minorities and knew she could be part of the solution. Ultimately starting MinTech Agency, where she connects diverse tech talent to companies where they can thrive and grow professionally.
Karen studied Business Administration and Human Resource Management at Strayer University. She serves as a member of WITT (Women in Technology of Tennessee) Scholarship Committee and the Nashville Technology Council Diversity Committee.
Questions and Topics in This Interview
- Retaining diverse talent
- Hiring diverse talent
- Working MinTech
- The shortage of talent and what to do about it
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