We had the good fortune of connecting with Chasity Wright and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chasity, what’s the end goal, career-wise?
To be a multibillionaire, global impacting philanthropist, and respected subject matter expert in tech and business with a legacy that encompasses these attributes for infinite generations. I definitely want to hand this down to my children.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am most excited about what we’re building at Infiltron and the team we’ve put together to execute the vision. I literally fell into the STEM field. While in the Air Force during basic training I banged my knee badly and couldn’t pass the last task on the fear of heights test to become a telephone system journeyman. I scored high on the electrical part of the exam to get into the Air Force, so they didn’t send me home and instead, I became an aerospace engineer that later led me to information technology and more specifically information technology security and business development. I’ve learned that you don’t know what you don’t know and that sometimes the best information you can get to win is by losing. I want to inspire people around the world, especially in the countries with African diaspora, philanthropically presently and with my legacy for years to come. To do this, I must and will become wealthy spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Friday, I would take them to the AUC precovid to see what diverse and innovative young, black minds look like, then head over to Pascals or Busy Bee’s for lunch. Next to burn that off we’d go to Piedmont park and rent bikes. Saturday, we check out Apt 4B, followed by a quick stop at Oak Atlanta. Sunday we’d head to Bar Vegan with a casual beltline walk afterwards. Monday we’d catch a show at City Winery. Tuesday, we’d visit the African American museum and scroll downtown, maybe catch a Hawks. Weds we go to Ponce City market for some fun at the rooftop park. Thursday we’d hike Stone Mountain, grab some wine and groceries from Dekalb Farmers Market for a great dinner at the house.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First, I’d like to shout out God and my ancestors for their continuous guidance on my journey. My family, who has always been supportive. My black tech and business framily in Atlanta that always push me to strive higher in my endeavors, iron sharpens iron. And I’d like to thank me for persevering and believing in myself!