Ms. Titre-Montgomery’s passion is being a diversity advocate for the game industry. She speaks publicly about how game based curriculums are the key to engaging today’s youth in S.T.E.A.M education and careers. She is on the board of directors of Gameheads, a Game Development Accelerator program for Oakland youth, establishing art curriculums and recruiting industry professionals to mentor students of color to become the next generation of developers.
Lisette has also been invited to the The White House to work on initiatives to improve diversity in tech hiring and inclusion during the Obama Administration. She is is also a member of the US Department of State’s Speakers Bureau and speaks overseas about opportunities for women and people of color in the game industry. Mrs Titre-Montgomery has been a featured keynote speaker at N.A.S.A., Intel, Black Girls Code, Girls Who Code, Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Foundation. She has also been named One of the Most Powerful Women in Tech by Business Insider.
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