Mikela Wright is a Software Engineering Manager, leading full-stack teams at Capital One in Enterprise Data Machine Learning. Recognized as the 2020 Blacks in Tech Emerging Leader for her passion for teamwork and courage to lead, Mikela has project experience spanning cloud migration, cyber, COTs to in-house apps, and data pipeline builds.
Being a Tech professional with a non-computer science background, Mikela has a unique perspective and career journey. This made her an advocate for conquering imposter syndrome within technology. She’s spoken at various events including the Tapia conference and for America on Tech, Women Who Code, and Rewriting the Code.
Mikela is a certified Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect and holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering, with a minor in Business. She is passionate and dedicated to diversity & inclusion initiatives, campus recruiting, and encourages pursuing careers in STEM as a socioeconomic tool. Outside of Technology, Mikela enjoys cooking soul food with a healthy twist and loves traveling.