Beautiful Ugly Truth: Losing Teaches You to Win

Date TBA


Ricky Gardiner


Oladotun Idowu


Ashley Obasi


Milena Toro


What are some things this panel has in common? Failure after college that led to success, cultural and societal pressures to meet expectations, mutual experiences in struggling to find confidence in our careers. To many, this may come across as negative similarities -- but to us, it's the beautiful truth that lies within the journey to achievement. In our SXSW Panelpicker discussion, we'll uncover the truth about topics like layoffs that served as building blocks, how we found our passion after graduation, breaking into the tech field as Black/Brown professionals, and how we're mentoring those that look like us to achieve. In hindsight, rejection and struggle is a beautiful thing. We can't wait to tell you why!

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Culture