Down to Mars

Down to Mars
A timely podcast focused on diversity in tech and startup spaces! Hosted by tech entrepreneur and founder of Jet Constellations Nadiyah Johnson. This podcast focuses mainly on developers, designers, and entrepreneurs involved in the tech and startup industry. Episodes consist of interviews with founders, venture capitalist, industry leaders and diversity champions to share stories and discuss the challenges and possible solutions of improving representation in tech. Support this podcast:

12 - Take the Leap!
Jan 12 • 40 min
In episode 12 Quay Ellison shares her journey in becoming the owner of her graphic design firm Ellastic Designs. Quay shared insights on how to leverage social media, how she made the leap to being full time, and how to balance work and life and a full…
11 — The Young Shall Lead Them - Host Jordan Davis
Nov 3, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode we switch it up . Jordan Davis, a seventh grader from Highland Community School, hosts this episode of Down to Mars Podcast. She shares with us her journey in STEM thus far and her perspectives on the importance of representation. Jordan…
10 - Your Survival Kit
Aug 22, 2019 • 64 min
A double hitter! In episode 10 we had the opportunity to listen to Raymond Roberts and Kiyana Mensah share their journeys in STEM and entrepreneurship. Raymond discussed the critical competencies that he believes everyone should have in this day and age.…
9 — Code For Milwaukee
Jun 22, 2019 • 38 min
In Episode 9 Andrew Yaspan a founding member of Code For Milwaukee shares the mission and vision behind CFM. We discuss the power of open source city data and how it can be used to provide transparency and accountability with city officials. Shooting star…
8: Nail it Before You Scale it
May 18, 2019 • 30 min
Shooting Star: Jessica Matthews! Tech Topic: Edge Computing. Guest:Tanzania Sewell Founder of Beyond STEM Tweetable quote “Nail it before you scale it” “Your destiny is unshakeable regardless of what your plans are.” “Think in our Authentic Truth” In…
7 — Hack-a-Pipeline
May 1, 2019 • 18 min
Shooting star: Madam CJ walker Tech Topic: Democratizing data science pros & cons Interview : Jenny Ketz + LiftupMKe + Hack- a -Pipeline Jenny Ketz talks about her experience as a woman in computer science and her new startup Liftup MKE. Be sure to…
6 - Tech is For Everyone
Apr 7, 2019 • 59 min
In episode 6 we discuss how tech is democratizing knowledge. Listeners are able to hear a panel conversation about navigating the tech industry as Black women. Tech Topic: Shooting Star :Marie Van Brittan Brown - Tech topic: online learning platforms -…
5 — Faith and Fruition
Mar 24, 2019 • 45 min
In Episode 5 we discuss the power of storytelling in the tech industry! We had the opportunity to chat with the brilliant Anita Mogaka.. Milwaukee’s very own community narrator! Our Shooting star segment featured Dr. Patricia Bath. Topics include:…
4 — Show Them What Crazy Can Do
Mar 9, 2019 • 45 min
Topics: Women’s Entrepreneurship week recap Shooting star: Dr. Shirley ann Jackson Tech topic : Tech in the logistics Industry. In episode 4: we have discussion with Jeffery Pugh Consultant at Accenture and Head of Legal at Short Cut. Jeff Shared His…
3 - Proof of Your Promise
Feb 23, 2019 • 46 min
In Episode 3 we have a conversation with the brilliant CEO of Branperience, Teju Aluko. Teju Shares tips on how to create amazing brand experiences for customers. Shooting star: Garrett A Morgan Tech Topic : Using technology to build your brand. Topics:…
2 — Creations of the Mind
Feb 9, 2019 • 39 min
In episode 2 we discuss Intellectual Property with CEO of IP Zone Tracey Thomas. Topics: Shooting Star feature: Gerald Lawson -Tips on how to protect your IP -IP zone -Advice for startups -Importance of the value proposition -Uber vs Lyft -Biggest…
1— Whatever I Want
Jan 26, 2019 • 27 min
Shooting Star: Lewis Latimer Tech topic: Insurtech {disruptive vs transformative innovations; Net promoter score} In episode 1 we interview Lyndon Johnson. Lyndon has been a software engineer for over 20 years. He shares how technology has changed over…
.5 — Hello World
Jan 15, 2019 • 1 min
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