Keisha Howard

A Geek of all Trades
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"The quality of life we experience is in direct proportion to the quality of our thinking."

A native of Chicago’s South Side, Keisha has been a video game enthusiast since childhood.¬†Her communications background and passion for business innovation led her to the Information Technology Industry,¬†specifically social media, the video game industry and geek culture. After discovering that a considerable part of the industry’s consumer and professional demographics were not being represented, Keisha created Sugar Gamers. It began as a women’s advocacy and networking group for consumers and professionals, but eventually blossomed into an organization that advocated for all demographics who were under served or not being represented (such as minorities, and people from the LBGTQ+ community.)

Keisha’s work with Sugar Gamers has made her a minor celebrity in pop culture, affording her national television appearances on show’s like SyFy Channel’s ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE and allowing her to meet pop culture icons like George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, and Stan Lee, the chief architect of Marvel Comics. She has also given two Tedx Talks. She discusses her successes, losses, and the obstacles she’s overcome in countless panels, workshops, podcasts and speaking engagements, as well as interviewing other impactful individuals to help share their stories.

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