Ida Byrd-Hill is an urban economist, strategist and start-up founder seeking to spur the largest matriculation of TECH DIVERSITY women and people of color, both parents and students, into wealth through technology.
ESSENCE MAGAZINE in its May 2010 article, Helping Our Children Achieve Excellence, states “Byrd-Hill is the very personification of Detroit's refusal to surrender.”
As a NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE, where she created Automation Workz 4 U an OPEN IT SCHOOL and a Cisco Networking Academy training IT professional tradespersons and its marketing outreach, Automation Workz held at the North American International Auto Show to expose parents and their teens to the automation world so they will seek preparation and credentials to enter this ever expanding workforce.
As a FINANCIAL ADVISOR where she grew a firm from 0 to 353 million in managed assets for 2200 individual clients and 10 corporate clients. She created SMART MONEY- Financial Fitness Course for 1000 hourly UAW/ Chrysler
As a MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, where she guided 1,000,000 in loan volume monthly comprised of loans averaging $50,000 through the FHA, VA, FREDDIE MAC, FANNIE MAE underwriting process to closing.
As an EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANT, aka “Headhunter”, she placed 72 attorneys in FORTUNE 500 companies and law firms specializing in the technical areas of patent, environmental, intellectual property, FDA.
As a HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL, she managed recruitment and employee benefits where she recruited all employee types
She is the INVENTOR of Fluke – the wealth building game of accidental inventions, radical transformer of 5 urban public schools, the creator of the first cyber blended alternative high school catering to adjudicated youth in America - Hustle & TECHknow Preparatory High School.
She is a prolific engaging speaker, having presented at:
• Women of Color STEM Conference 2017 The Science of Creativity Panel
• Women of Color STEM Conference Partnership 2017 - Garnered 66,000 Facebook Live views
• MEATA (Michigan Educators Apprenticeship and Training Association) Spring Conference 2015
• NABSE (National Association of Black School Educators) Annual Conference 2014
• Techweek Detroit 2015
• National Alternative School Conference 2014
• New York State STEM Conference 2014
• Inner City Economic Summit 2013
• iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) 2010
• ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2009
She earned a MBA Jack Welch Management Institute 2014 and a Bachelor’s of Arts Economics University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 1989.
She possesses a FINRA, formerly National Association of Security Dealers, Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, Series 65, Former Michigan State Health and Life Insurance license. Certification Intro to Networking, Linux Programming
AUTHOR of 8 paperback books.
Industry 4.0 or as other call it Industrial Internet of Things is upon us. Are you ready for the convergence of the tech and manufacturing industries that has created new skilled trade jobs? These new skilled trade jobs require new skills companies are struggling to find. Are you prepared to recruit for this new talent shortage? There is an Invisible Talent Market where these skills are plenteous. Do you know how to access it?
Human capital strategy, economics and innovation in plain entertaining English.