Stacey Young Rivers is an IT Talent Professional with expertise in developing strategies to close skills gaps and develop talent pipelines. She is mom, author, and an avid blogger who loves to write about her career journey and share her lessons with others. Rivers is passionate about helping people succeed in their career aspirations with a special focus on students and early career professionals.
Throughout her career journey, Rivers has achieved several awards for her impact and contribution. Rivers was honored with the Clayton State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007 from the College of Professional Studies, recognized in 2008 as a “Modern Day Technology Leader” by the Career Communications Group, and in 2010 was awarded the title “Rising Leader in Technology” by the Women of Color (STEM) Committee. Rivers served as Senior Director of Mentoring for the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Southeast Chapter when the organization was awarded the National Award for Excellence in Mentoring in 2011. For her work with internships, Rivers received the Youth Advocate Award from Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) for championing their high school internship program and empowering Georgia’s Youth. In 2019, Rivers was selected as the Association for Talent Development (ATD) "One to Watch" Award for her leadership in learning & development (L&D).
With a passion for sharing her knowledge and giving back, Rivers has served on several boards including the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Southeast Chapter Board of Directors (2008-2011), the Clayton State University Alumni Board (2007-2008), and president of Turner Toastmasters (2008-2011). Rivers currently serves on the board for H.E.R.O. for Children, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Future Workforce Council, and the Technology Association of Georgia Converge Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. Rivers is also a member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project (WEOP), Ushers new Look Foundation, and is a founding member of a Toastmasters chapter at Turner and CNN which is currently in its 13th year.
Rivers has a Bachelors Degree in Technology Management from Clayton State University, and a Masters Degree in Management focusing on Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness from Troy University. Rivers is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Mercer University in Atlanta.