As "Chief Technology Mommy," Marlin is an Internet Safety Expert helping parents keep their kids safe online. Marlin uses her 20+ years in technology and her experience of parenting a "teen" to travel the world sharing real life stories and providing practical Internet Safety Tips. She also explores the links between Self-Esteem and a young girl's behavior on the Internet.
Having had an amazing career as a Coder and CIO, Marlin is an avid S.T.E.M. Advocate. Marlin was recently asked to serve as the Keynote Speaker for Microsoft's DigiGirlz Program.
Marlin's award winning experience in Global Business, Technology and Diversity Strategies include:
Development and implementation of an international organization's first Organizational Development Department which included: Core Competency Identification, Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Career Development and an In-house outplacement service.
Development and implementation of the first global diversity initiative for a 30-year-old Fortune 500 company. The initiative included successfully including diversity as a strategic business initiative tied to the Corporate Mission Statement and a very successful diversity recruiting and retention strategy.
As Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Detroit, Marlin and her team successfully developed and implemented the City's first e-government initiative and lead the collaboration across 10 unique agencies to support the technology and infrastructure required for Super Bowl XL, which resulted in a flawless execution.
Through the use of her proprietary system S.T.O.P.© - (Selecting Technology While Optimizing Processes,) Marlin has successfully helped organizations stop "throwing" money at technology, while positively impacting their bottom-line and improving operations.
Marlin is also the co-founder of the "No Excuses Movement and author of "Always Believe," a motivational book empowering girls to believe in themselves.
Industry Expertise (3)
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (1)
Microsoft Corporation - DigiGirlz Program (professional)
I have been selected as the Keynote Speaker by Microsoft Corporation to encourage girls in STEM and empower them to believe in themselves through the organization's global DigiGirlz Program.
Jason Richardson's Step up to the B.R.I.M. (professional)
I was selected to speak at NBA Player Jason Richardson's Step up to the B.R.I.M. Workshop for girls.
Institute of Applied Management: Certificate, Employee Relations Law 1999
Wayne State University: B.A., Public Relations 1994
DePaul University: Certificate, Organizational Development 1998
In partnership with Linkage, Inc.
Cass Technical High School: 1988
University of Detroit Mercy: M.A., Liberal Arts Studies/Sociology 1997
Charles Johnson, General Manager – Mobile, Local & Commerce, Advertiser & Publisher Solutions | Microsoft Corporation - DigiGirlz Program
“Marlin was a quest speaker at the Microsoft Digi Girlz Event. I was very impressed how she prepared and modified her presentation to meet the needs of her audience. More importantly, her audience love her discussion topics and connected with her. My 16 year old daughter who is very critical of most adult speakers at the event, loved Marlin.She commented that she and her friends agreed that Marlin Page was by far the best speaker at this 3 day event. To this day, she still refers to Marlin's discussion points. Marlin experience in technology and her life experiences changed many girls in the room mindset about technology and self esteem as a young woman. They are all blessed. On behalf of all the parents, Thank you Marlin!!!!”
Event Appearances (1)
DigiGirlz Microsoft Corporation - Seattle, Washington
Sample Talks (1)
Do You Know Who Your Child is "Friending?"
I share real life stories and offer practical tips on how parents can keep their children safe online. I bridge the technology gap by providing simple steps parents can take today to monitor internet activity. I also cover social media responsibility, social media platform overviews, cellphone usage, texting, sexting, cyberbullying and more.
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