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Oct 5, 2021

Originally from Placentia, California, William Adams went from the Barrio to Microsoft. He's funny, unstoppable and committed to equity in tech. He co-founded Microsoft's LEAP Apprenticeship program, increasing the percentage of women and people of color in tech. Just don't try to put him in narrow categories. Raised in a Chicano community, married to an East Indian and a practicing Muslim. What brings it all together? His huge heart.

Favorite movie: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. And his favorite song is U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

Favorite words: "If you're not on the steamroller, you're part of the road."

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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired.

Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker.