Lenora Porter – Women in Tech
On this episode of the Disrupt Podcast we got the chance to sit down with Lenora Porter, Product Designer at IDT to talk about how she broke into tech without a computer science degree!
“I am just a woman in tech breaking stereotypes and taking names.
Without a technical background, I hustled my way into tech and redefined what it means to be a multi-passionate creative in a world of technology. I’ve blended my passion for art, technology, and psychology into a lucrative career called Product Design. During the day, I translate business requirements into beautiful app design. By night, I’m inspiring others through my Instagram design tutorials (@lenora.porter), Facebook Groups focused on design (Product Design | UI | UX | Web and Black Women in UX Design), and hosting local meetups (@dev.noir). My creative contributions can be seen if you take a look at apps from top companies like Levis, Magic Leap, Under Armour, Virgin Hotels, Cleveland Clinic, Sephora, Kate Spade, and BCBG just to name a few. Currently, I am a Product Designer leading the way for IDT Corporation’s mobile design team.
My mission is to inspire other women and minorities to take a fearless leap into the world of tech. Tech doesn’t thrive on software engineers alone, it needs those sympathetic, art-focused individuals to keep things above water. With natural talent, determination, and resilience, I believe anyone can transform the world one app at a time through design.”