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Lorrie Owens Was Discriminated Against as a Black Woman in Edtech. She Succeeded Anyway

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During her career as a pioneering school leader in edtech, Lorrie Owens has encountered racism and sexism. 

Sometimes it has been subtle things such as mansplaining. “I’ve had some of my subordinates trying to explain technical terms to me in very elementary terms,” says Owens, who has been the Chief Technology Officer for the San Mateo County Office of Education since 2004.



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