The Belief of the Maverick is Killing Us

LaShana Lewis
4 min readJun 30, 2020

I forget the first time I heard this story about a person going off and doing their own thing. It’s something that I grew up with for so long, that I believed that the smartest, most intelligent people were explorers and conquerors who — despite the odds — did something “different” than everyone else. And it was an epiphany. And sometimes refuted. But eventually, like the prodigal child, embraced by all and hailed in the annals of genius or whatnot.

LaShana Lewis talking about her story during TechHire’s roundtable in Chicago (Sept. 2017, Photo: TechHire)
LaShana Lewis

LaShana is CEO and Founder of L. M. Lewis Consulting, a business dedicated to offering diversity, nonprofit, and technology consulting services.