Deidra Freeman is a results-driven servant leader who has spent her career advocating for individuals to achieve their fullest potential. As the Director of Programs and Engagement, she focuses on leading program operation and execution across Velvet Suite’s portfolio of business-critical programs.
Deidra has delivered programs and events across multiple continents that bring the career interests of women to the forefront. She has served as Senior Director of Programs for AnitaB.org, where she led the production of several Hopperx1 global events, the programming, and the content for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing; the world’s largest gathering for women technologists.
Deidra’s 10-year technology foundation began as an Engineering Project Manager for Motorola. She transitioned to spend 15 years as an Educator and Instructional Administrator for Chicago Public Schools. She holds 2 master’s degrees and multiple licenses in the education field, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Northwestern University. She is a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters, and is a certified group fitness instructor who enjoys making jewelry in her spare time.