Rakia Finley

Tell us your story.

I started in technology in 2003 with Database Development. I then went on to start my own technology strategy and solutions firm, Surge Assembly. For the past 10 years I have worked with Government, Non-Profit and For-Profit organizations development high end technology solutions. I was inspired by the efficiency that technology could provide.

What do you most want other women and young girls to know about being a woman in our digital culture?

You aren't alone and you belong here.

Pass it on!

I am constantly inspired by the innovators in technology. The people that are thinking outside the box and not making technology mundane. As I move forward I want to inspire young girls to never see limitation and to always be the solution in their ecosystem.

The Women in Tech campaign exists to help redefine what women in technology means in the 21st century. Started independently by a group of professional women who, after many impassioned discussions about women in tech knew we wanted to expand this definition beyond 'traditional' technology skills. To us, it includes most every current, emerging or evolving role within an organization. By featuring leaders and emerging leaders across industries who embody this we hope to collectively 'stand up', be proud of our place in the digital world and inspire young women or those new to the 'tech space' to get involved.