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Dr. Christina Outlay to moderate panel on tech in underserved communities at the 365 Leadership Summit


Dr. Christina Outlay, the executive director of technology education nonprofit Maydm, will moderate a panel discussion titled “Tech and Innovation: Bridging the Digital Divide in Underserved Communities” on November 7 at the 365 Leadership Summit presented by UW Credit Union.

The sixth annual summit will take place November 6 and 7 and include more than 20 panel discussion on a wide range of topics, as well as the largest-ever 365 Leadership Community Choice Awards. Registration is open now at this link.

Dr. Christina Outlay is the Executive Director of Maydm, a Madison-based nonprofit organization working to prepare girls and underrepresented youth for careers in STEM. Dr. Outlay is also an Associate Professor of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has taught since 2011 in addition to leading multiple initiatives to support women and underrepresented students pursuing IT careers. She is the founder of colorcoded, Inc. Christina holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Information Systems from DePaul University and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with 12 years of IT corporate experience and 13 years of academic teaching and research experience. 

Christina has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2002, ITIL Foundations certified since 2004, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) since 2014, and Certified Scrum Product Owner since 2019. She is President of the Sun Prairie Police Commission, board member for Ghana Code Club, past board member for Collaboration for Good, 2019 Madison Magnet Impact Award finalist, 2018 UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economic Service Award recipient, 2017 Brava Woman to Watch, and 2013 UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education. She has been quoted in The Capital Times, Madison 365, and Wisconsin State Journal. She was named one of Madison365’s Most Influential Black Leaders in 2022, 2023 Woman of Distinction AND 2023 Juneteenth Unsung Hero.

The 365 Leadership Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community building event for people of color. More information is available at 365LeadershipSummit.com.