VR Entrepreneur at JAX Digital
Bianca Jackson is a consultant, speaker, technologist, and career coach with strategy and diversity/inclusion experience in education (K-college), safety, healthcare, research, hospitality, real estate, and media industries. As a leader of a service organization, Bianca led the development of the organization’s five-year strategic plan, associated programs, and corresponding curriculum. Throughout her career as an IT project manager, she managed tech, leadership, and diversity and inclusion projects. Now, as a full-time entrepreneur and curriculum consultant, she empowers women and strives to make a social impact on communities through learning and storytelling.
During her career, Bianca was an award-winning project manager with 12+ years of experience managing small to large-scale IT projects (backend infrastructure, web, mobile, video, and virtual and augmented reality) for small organizations to Fortune 500 companies such as UnitedHealth Group, Marriott, and USA Today.
While working in the VR/AR space, it began apparent that they were not many women and women of color producing content nor represented in content. Bianca’s goal is to inspire little girls and young women of color to pursue VR/AR and other forms of emerging technologies, i.e. machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Bianca partners with higher education institutions, organizations, and businesses by working closely with education and workforce development consultants, career services staff, university departments, and professional development leads to provide new and innovative methods to help their women leaders advance their careers. Her work has been featured in Glassdoor, The Washington Post, Forbes, and Tech Republic.
In life, we choose what labels and brands we wear. As an independent woman, loving daughter, and big sister, her life’s mission is tied to fighting and lobbying for women’s rights, especially women of color and women in tech. This passion for empowerment is weaved intricately throughout her work. Twelve years as woman of color in IT has taught her valuable lessons about how to be an advocate.