Linda Calvin is a 20-year veteran of the private IT sector with strengths in communication, law, digital and application development, and global tech leadership. Linda graduated cum laude with her BA in Journalism from Butler University. Linda also earned a Juris Doctor from Indiana University and is licensed to practice law in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Linda is currently the Chief Impact Officer for Reboot Representation, an organization dedicated to doubling the number of Black, Latina and Native American (BLNA) women graduating with computing degrees by 2025. In her role, Linda collaborates with Reboot tech coalition partners to help create cultures that attract and retain BLNA women in tech. Linda also facilitates panels on emerging tech and the talent gap, and as a speaker for Transcend Consulting, regularly talks on topics of tech equity, mapping passion to tech, designing diverse tech talent pipelines, and women’s empowerment.
Prior to her role at Reboot Representation, Linda was the IT Sector Vice President for School of Information Technology at Ivy Tech Community College, the largest singularly accredited community college in the US. In that role, she provided guidance in designing curriculum to meet market demand and reflect emerging tech trends, led thought leadership for the school of IT, partnered with employers and career leaders to design talent pipelines and raised awareness of programs within the school of IT in communities across the state of Indiana, among many other duties. Other previous job titles include Global Digital IT Leader for Stanley Black & Decker, Global Digital Product and Marketing Leader for the Dow Chemical Agribusiness and Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Indianapolis.
She holds many board and volunteer positions including Executive Women’s Forum Director for Women & Hi Tech, volunteer Guardian ad Litem and board member for Kids’ Voice of Indiana, the Indiana Technology and Innovation Association (ITIA), and serves as an advisory board member for The Guarden LLC, the Six Sigma Racial Equity Institute in Indianapolis and the Digital Fluency Council for Franklin College. Linda most recently joined the board of Rooted Schools Indy, a technology charter school serving students in underserved communities in Indianapolis, and the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity.
As a woman of color in tech, she is committed to diversity and being visible to young people in the community as she believes, “When you See Us, You can Be Us.” Thus Linda regularly volunteers to speak with girls at Girls Inc of Greater Indianapolis, at STEM camps and with organizations like Brown Girls Code.