SAN FRANCISCO – The number of  black women in Silicon Valley is small.  For some, it means suffering through racial stereotyping – not being able to fully be themselves, explains Kenya Hayes, a veteran Valley executive, now head of comms for North America at AppsFlyer, in this interview with Beet.TV

Wanting to be productive, but self filtering what she says is the norm:  Passion and dedication can be seen as intimidating or aggressive. It is exhausting and frustrating

Hayes, who has worked at Rocket Fuel, YuMe and Criteo, urges the industry to put black woman and menin leadership positions,  where they are way under represented.

This video is part of an ongoing Beet.TV series of interviews with men and and women of color, addressing their personal experiences and hopes for essential change addressing racial inequality. Please find additional videos here.