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Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Blind spots, risks, and will: Tools for navigating difference

Mimi Fox Melton (code2040)
4:00pm–4:55pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B Level: Non-technical
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Blindspots, risk, and will: Tools for navigating difference will help you examine the role that culture plays in our listening, interactions with colleagues, and design of operations. Participants will be a part of an interactive session that will help give a basic framework to think through difficult cross-cultural conversations, help them examine their own life experiences in a nuanced way, and think through next steps for taking diversity from theory into application.

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Mimi Fox Melton


The proud offspring of Haitian immigrants and Kentucky farmers, Mimi’s work for social, racial, and economic justice meets at the intersection of immigrants, women of color, & low-income communities. In her role at CODE2040, she oversees student-facing programming including the annual Fellows Program and the Technical Applicant Prep suite of programs and tools. Before CODE2040, Mimi was the Executive Director at Code for Progress, a non-profit coding bootcamp that pays adults of color to learn to code and helps them start careers in tech.

Mimi grew up in New York, and is a recent transplant to the Bay Area by way of DC. She loves being in the woods, making things by hand and eating, and lives in Oakland with her spouse and their dog.