Women in the Arena

Data Diva: Insights and Inspiration from a Woman in System Database Design with Dr. Derashay Zorn

March 21, 2023 Audra Agen Season 5 Episode 17
Women in the Arena
Data Diva: Insights and Inspiration from a Woman in System Database Design with Dr. Derashay Zorn
Show Notes

Meet Dr. Derashay Zorn, a remarkable woman who overcame incredible odds to achieve her dreams. At just 22 years old, she was a single mother of three young children with only an 8th-grade education. Despite the challenges she faced, she refused to let her circumstances define her.

Determined to create a better life for herself and her children, she made the decision to pursue her GED. She took it one class at a time, juggling her studies with the demands of motherhood and working multiple jobs to make ends meet. But she never gave up.

Over time, Dr. Zorn continued to push herself to new heights. She earned her associate's degree, then her bachelor's, and eventually her master's. And that wasn't enough for her - she went on to earn her PhD, becoming an expert in her field.

But her journey didn't end there. Dr. Zorn went on to start several thriving businesses, using her knowledge and expertise to make a positive impact in her community and beyond. She is a shining example of what's possible when you have the courage to dream big and the determination to make those dreams a reality.

Today, Dr. Zorn is an inspiration to many - not just for what she's accomplished, but for the way she's accomplished it. She never let her circumstances hold her back, and she never lost sight of what was important to her. Her story is a testament to the power of resilience, hard work, and perseverance.


https://www.derashayzorn.com/

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***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women:

  • Joan Jett
  • Dolly Parton
  • Viola Davis
  • Ina Garten

Maybe you can help me get there****


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