Linda A. Patterson is an executive-level leader with 25+ years’ experience in IT and healthcare, formerly serving as CIO for a small community hospital. Currently, she is Director of Technology Training for GenSpark, a division of Pyramid Consulting, which trains underserved, early-career professionals and places them with top organizations. Ms. Patterson also serves as co-sponsor for Pyramid’s Women’s Employee Resource Group and hosts quarterly “Learn with Linda” sessions to help empower women. She is a member of the IT Senior Management Forum and the Atlanta, Georgia, USA, chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). Ms. Patterson is author of four self-help books, a wife, and a mother. She can be reached at email@example.com.