Stephanie S. Beecher

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Stephanie Sorrina Beecher is an independent journalist based in Milwaukee. Over the span of her 15-year career, her work has appeared in dozens of regional, national, and trade publications covering a wide array of topics including crime and government, arts and lifestyle, business, and technology. A graduate of Marquette University, Stephanie enjoys penning essays, doing stand-up comedy, and spending time with her fantastic teenage son, family, and Newfypoo pup. She is owner of The White Agency, a Content Strategy + SEO consulting business, working with organizations nationwide.

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Why does representation matter for community spaces? ‘Culture is the foundation for everything’

Mar. 30, 2022 11:32 am

Why does representation matter for community spaces? ‘Culture is the foundation for everything’

Milwaukee Public Museum’s new diversity and inclusion director sat down with Technical.ly to explain his plans for building a community bridge in the Midwest city. Watch the conversation here.
Poor birth outcomes are a global problem. This doula is tackling it locally through an urban health department

Mar. 23, 2022 10:42 am

Poor birth outcomes are a global problem. This doula is tackling it locally through an urban health department

Nicole Miles of the Milwaukee's Birth Outcomes Made Better program is addressing disparities in healthcare and working to reduce infant mortality rates.
How this ‘shapeshifter’ made a career of uniting a diverse and divided city

Mar. 16, 2022 10:20 am

How this ‘shapeshifter’ made a career of uniting a diverse and divided city

Adam Carr combines media, activism and storytelling to lead Milwaukeeans to common ground: "We lack imagination for what others can be."
This journalist-turned-entrepreneur is bringing ‘positive’ news to Milwaukee and beyond

Mar. 9, 2022 10:05 am

This journalist-turned-entrepreneur is bringing ‘positive’ news to Milwaukee and beyond

Nyesha Stone launched Carvd N Stone because she knows representation in the media matters: "Journalism opened up what I can give to the world."
‘We need to think about diversity differently’: Morgan Phelps on talent recruiting

Mar. 2, 2022 10:36 am

‘We need to think about diversity differently’: Morgan Phelps on talent recruiting

After getting sidelined amid a career shift, the PR pro started digging into why Black representation stagnates in the higher ranks of the white collar workforce. Then, she became an entrepreneur to tackle the challenge.
These Latinx software engineers didn’t seen themselves represented in tech. So they built something new

Feb. 23, 2022 9:05 am

These Latinx software engineers didn’t seen themselves represented in tech. So they built something new

With Latinos in Tech, Carlos Vasquez and Ben Juarez want to bring more visibility to professionals like them in tech communities, starting with Milwaukee.
This programmer and former refugee combined his love of beats and tech into an African music streaming startup

Feb. 16, 2022 10:24 am

This programmer and former refugee combined his love of beats and tech into an African music streaming startup

Leonard Novati has bootstrapped AfroCharts while working full time as a programmer analyst in Milwaukee. Despite a lifetime of barriers, he says: "I still think I can make it here."
Accessibility means opportunity. This founder is bringing both to Milwaukee’s public spaces

Feb. 9, 2022 3:21 pm

Accessibility means opportunity. This founder is bringing both to Milwaukee’s public spaces

The Ability Center founder and CEO Damian Buchman applies his experience as a childhood cancer survivor to the mission of adapting beaches, parks and other spaces for more people: "The things you desire don’t just change because you have a disability."
This technologist and radio DJ is calling for ‘bold leaders and a different mindset’ to boost diversity in Milwaukee tech

Feb. 2, 2022 12:43 pm

This technologist and radio DJ is calling for ‘bold leaders and a different mindset’ to boost diversity in Milwaukee tech

88Nine Radio Milwaukee's program director sat down with Technical.ly reporter Sorrina Beecher to talk access and collaboration in the Midwest city. Watch the conversation here.
Storytelling can spark social change from behind a mic. Just ask Ex Fabula’s Megan McGee

Jan. 26, 2022 10:55 am

Storytelling can spark social change from behind a mic. Just ask Ex Fabula’s Megan McGee

The Milwaukee arts nonprofit sparks social change by asking whose stories aren't being told, and then convening a diverse community around them. "Stories allow us to see each other," its executive director says.