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D.C. Tech Entrepreneur Claudia Pilgrim On Being a Woman of Color in Tech

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ROCKVILLE, MD, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2022 / -- D.C. area local Claudia Pilgrim recalls her early years in tech saying, “Being black has always been an unspoken ‘blemish’ in the field… and at the time, there weren’t any black female execs to look up to.” Undeterred by the intersectional challenge of being not only a woman but a woman of color in an overwhelmingly white and male-dominated field, she resolved to forge a path for herself.

Claudia knew she wanted to be in the IT space from when she was a child. She attended a STEM high school, then went on to earn both her bachelor’s in electronic business and her master’s in applied IT in five years. Before starting her own consulting firm shortly after the birth of her first daughter in 2008, she worked for a number of Fortune 500 and Blue Chip consulting companies.

She launched her current venture, Capital Consulting Group, in 2014. Capital Consulting Group provides data and analytics, data strategy, future pacing teams towards a healthy data culture, and digital marketing services to clients in three primary divisions: government, commercial and small business.

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