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[PROFILE] In 25 Words or Less: Chantal Emmanuel (Organization Leader: Tech)

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Chantal Emmanuel

Chantal at the Dubai sand dunes

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In 25 Words or Less.

Posted: April 3, 2016

ORGANIZATION LEADER | BAY AREA BLACKS IN TECH (BAYBiT)
THE BASICS
Name: Chantal Emmanuel • Nickname: michaelD
Age: 20s • Status: Single • Kids: No
Place of Birth: New York City, NY • Raised: New York City, NY
Professional Background: Former Non-Profit Program Manager who made the switch to Software Engineer.
What achievement or position are you most known for? Went from deciding to become a Software Engineer to accepting my first job in the field in just over a year.
Contact/Follow: WebsiteLinkedInTwitter
25 WORDS OR LESS: WORK
Job(s) held that is most unlike what I currently do now: Tour guide for museum.
Field: Technology
Years of Experience: 1
Title: Steering Committee Member
Organization: Bay Area Blacks In Tech – Bay Area, CA
What it does and what I do: BAYBIT develops a community of African American/Black engineers and those who support the professional empowerment of such individuals.
Current Big Project: Hosting quarterly tech talks at some of the largest tech companies in the Bay Area.
Staffing/Resource Needs: We are always looking for speakers at our upcoming tech talks.
Field: Technology
Title: Web Developer
Yrs of Experience: 2
Company: Red Clay Design – San Francisco, CA
What it does and what I do: Red Clay makes it fast and easy to match with top industrial design talent and turn your product idea into manufacture-ready technical files.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Keeping up with ever changing technologies and trends.
Significant Mistake/Regret: Spending the early years of my career afraid to speak up for myself.
Significant Accomplishment: Learning to define what success is to me, and going after it.
Biggest Strength(s): Problem solving, people skills, logical, persistent.
Biggest Weakness(es): Difficulty accepting that I can’t do everything.
Career Advice: People decide who you are before you’ve opened your mouth so stop wasting time trying to control other’s thoughts and focus on your personal success.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Trying to balance career, personal life and community engagement goals.
Significant Accomplishment: Occasionally being able to balance career, personal life and community engagement goals.
Life Advice: People compare things to ‘not being rocket science’ to describe it’s difficulty level, so what if it is rocket science, you can learn that too.
Trait(s) most admired in others: Fearlessness, Tenacity, Humility.
Among several global issues of deep concern, one(s) that stands out to me: Inequality to access, be it education, food, income.
Some causes/organizations I support: Bay Area Blacks In Tech, Women Who Code, Black Girls Code, New York Cares.
Some of my most-admired people (excluding parents): Meghan Smith, Michelle Obama.
25 WORDS OR LESS: LIFESTYLE
Hours of “personal” downtime/week: 30
Favorite activity(s) in my personal downtime: Netflix, sailing, baking/cooking.
Some of my favorite local hangouts: Anything by the water, my couch, short lined brunch spots.
Some of my favorite TV shows: House of Cards, Scandal, Walking Dead.
What news outlets or media sources do you most rely on? New York Times
Favorite Vacation Spot(s): St. Maarten
Place(s) I would like to visit: JFrench countryside, Thailand
Favorite Pastime/Hobby(s): Cooking, baking, arts & crafts.
Favorite Book(s): The Giver
Something about me that may surprise you: My arm span is almost a foot wider than my height (for most people it’s the same length).

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