Avis Yates Rivers
I've been the owner of multiple technology companies over the last 40 years and am currently the CEO of Technology Concepts Group International, LLC. (TCGi) We provide critical IT Asset Management, IT Procurement and Equipment Financing solutions to global corporations across the United States.
All these solutions drive tremendous value to our customers and allow them to reduce their overall IT budget, streamline and simplify their processes, and improve their usage of technology assets.
In all these years, I have encountered very few women and persons of color in key technology roles. As good as technology is, you can't help but wonder how much better it would be if women and people of color had a role in inventing it.
For the last 10 years, my passion for increasing the participation of under-represented groups has grown tremendously. I'm a proud member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) and serve as the National Spokesperson for its 'Sit With Me' campaign.