How I Moved My Career Forward Despite a Chronic Illness

Marie Roker-Jones
Marie Roker-Jones
How I Moved My Career Forward Despite a Chronic Illness
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be an incredibly isolating experience. When I was diagnosed with my chronic illness, I wondered how I would ever cope. I honestly had no idea how it was going to affect my life. Would I be able to keep up with my career? I learned that managing my...
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be an incredibly isolating experience. When I was diagnosed with my chronic illness, I wondered how I would ever cope. I honestly had no idea how it was going to affect my life. Would I be able to keep up with my career? I learned that managing my illness doesn’t automatically equate to managing the outward consequences of it.

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Marie Roker-Jones
Marie Roker-Jones

Marie Roker-Jones is the co-Ceo of Essteem, a startup that organizes hackathons for employers to recruit, hire, and retain women and people of color in tech. She is a social impact startup founder with over ten years of experience in leading gender and racial diversity strategies for inclusion and belonging. Marie has helped tech companies and startups with their diversity hiring goals through Veteran and military spouse initiatives. Marie also has workforce and career development experience creating workforce re-entry programs for underrepresented communities. Marie has facilitated dialogue in racial healing and debiasing through #CompassionConvos.

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