Meet The Founder & President
Speaker. Coach. Technology Evangelist. Global Diversity Leader.
The Teknowlogy Factory LLC was founded by Dr. Freya Sullivan Huffman. Her passion for closing the technology gap prompted her to start this organization in 2004. After going through her first layoff, she had to learn how to survive and provide for her family.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Claflin University and earned three internships and a co-op to the Department of Energy. She thought this would secure her future as she was a woman and minority in the field of Information Technology. She learned quickly that the world of business has ebbs and flows as she went through her very first layoff. She continued to pursue a degree in higher education. She was awarded a fellowship and co-op by the Department of Energy and she attended Clemson University as a graduate Computer Science student. While she was not the only diverse graduate student in the program, she was the only African-American in the program at the time (male or female).
After attending Clemson University for a year and completing a co-op at Westinghouse (Department of Energy), she took her first role as a Computer Programmer at a paper mill in Augusta, GA. She went through a second layoff after only being there two years as the company eliminated the roles and moved the roles to New Jersey.
During this time she started to train technology courses to help close the technology gap in her community. She started to build relationships with small businesses and the City of Augusta government. She officially launched the Teknowlogy Factory in 2004 at Augusta Technical College's Small Business Incubator.
While going through five layoffs in her career, Freya understood the importance of developing new skills year after year. She became a Lead Faculty and then Area Chair at the University of Phoenix. She found her passion for teaching adult learners and started career coaching, technology training, and consulting. She also taught courses for six years at Strayer University (Information Technology, Database Development, and Programming courses). She taught Information Technology, Mathematics, Business, and Sales Courses at Miller-Motte Technical College. She also taught Human Resources, Information Technology, and Communication courses at Argosy University.
Today, The Teknowlogy Factory LLC has evolved into a Human Resources Consulting, Technology Training, Learning, Organizational Design, and Performance Improvement organization.
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