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I’m Keeping Track of All the Black Female Founders Articles Here

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Since I published the list of 185 black women in Tech, and Digital Undivided put out its groundbreaking report about the deplorable number of black women-led startups that get funded, I’ve been keeping track of the various features and articles that have come out specifically about Black Female StartUp Founders. Believe it or not, there […]

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STUDY: Girls Use Tech Better Than Boys for Problem-solving

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GIRLS  EDGE OUT BOYS AT USING TECH TO SOLVE PROBLEMS Conventional thinking is that boys are better at tech than girls. However data from a recent study shows that eighth-grade girls outperformed boys in understanding and evaluating technology and using it to solve problems, according to Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics acting commissioner said. The […]

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Project Include: 8 Women in Silicon Valley’s plan to Track & Measure Tech Diversity Inclusion

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Project Diane tackled the dearth of venture capital funding of black female led companies and now Project Include aims to track and monitor Diversity Inclusion of Employees among Tech StartUps. Eight high profile women of Silicon Valley are pooling their collective and existing efforts to track and improve tech diversity and launching a new initiative […]

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Susan Rice Defends the Value of ‘Diversity’ in Commencement Address to International and Public Affairs Grads

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In Commencement Remarks, the US National Security Advisor, a product of immigrant parentage, defended the Value of “Diversity”, a word that has grown to have negative connotations in American politics and life Diversity is a dirty word. It is also a highly charged and political word. It conjures up feelings of pride among some and […]

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Content Marketing 101: Audience Segmentation is Essential to Maximize Conversions

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Each year, industries that promote content online to broad audiences anoint a certain content marketing tactic as the “next big” thing to focus on to drive conversions. For 2016, I’m thinking that “audience segmentation” is the buzz term or maneuver du jour. Audience segmentation refers to the process of identifying the different types and characteristics […]

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How to Tweak Your Facebook Page to Increase Chances of Getting Verified

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Facebook recently updated and clarified its existing rules related to influencers and brands that promote other brands’ products or servicemen  on their pages. The social media site posted the new info on the site’s blog and on a brand new page created to help influencers and marketers navigate  the new changes. In summary, Facebook clarified […]

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Get Pitch Ready: Angel Investor Schools Black Female Founders (VIDEOS)

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“I was tired of women thinking too small” “This is your chance to dream big.” “Know your numbers.” These were some of the standout quotes uttered by Angel Investor Melissa Bradley  (@bradleyml) who is currently also the managing director of VentureDC, a venture capital firm that aims to invest in and empower emerging entrepreneurs who are addressing and solving some […]

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What New Happened to the #NerdProm: the N’Word, Social Media & A lot of Uncomfortableness

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Today, there is a lot of buzz about the speeches that President Barack Obama and Comedy Central comedian Larry Wilmore gave at the 102nd annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. A lot of talk is circulating over the various jabs at Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and the news media. The Digs […]

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Prince Left Us with Over 100 Unreleased Music & Videos; Plus Humorous First Person Narratives About the Late Great Purple One

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Musician Prince performs onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Yesterday, the music industry and the world lost a music icon and legend, Prince. I’ve been a fan since I was a kid and like many people did on Thursday, after letting the news sink in, crying a bit, wallowing in denial, I started to search the Internet for anything I could find about him […]

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