Michele Heyward

Michele Heyward

Tech StartUp Founder | Civil Engineer | Managed Cross-Functional Teams | Managed Billion Dollar Budget Construction Projects | Black & Unapologetic

Founder & CEO

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About this Speaker

I'm the founder of PositiveHire is a tech company which helps to recruit and retain experienced Latina, African-American and indigenous women STEM professionals into management positions. Our software assists these women in finding the best fit employer for them to advance their careers. This in turn helps employers retain diverse STEM talent longer.

PositiveHire, a tech company engineered to bridge the gap between management roles and underrepresented women in STEM. Michele’s vision is to not only help women of color in STEM find inclusive workplaces, but to prepare enterprises to receive them, and help those enterprises recruit them.This approach makes PositiveHire, the premiere recruiting platform for women of color professionals.

I’m an experienced project manager in the energy sector armed with technical sales and technology transfer experience. I have a B.S. degree in civil engineering and M.S. degree in industrial management, both from Clemson University.

A South Carolina native, I enjoy spending time with her family, traveling, Toastmasters, and making connections personally and professionally. I have a passion for engaging with others on social media.

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