About 10 years ago, Kathryn Finney participated in a tech incubator program to help her launch a start-up based on her popular blog, The Budget Fashionista. Full story here .
When Kathryn Finney joined a tech accelerator in 2009, she saw first-hand evidence of a pattern that makes it harder for women of color to receive the support and funding they need to build successful ventures. She made it her mission to disrupt that paradigm. Through her evolving career as an entrepreneur, founder, speaker, consultant, and investor, Finney has become one of the most respected voices on inclusivity in the tech space. Read more.
There’s a lot of talk about Millennials these days. And when it’s not about Millennials, it’s about Gen Z. Or Baby Boomers, the old standby.
There’s one generation that is missing in most conversations: Generation X. We were born in the age of birth control and grew up believing it was quite possible that the U.S. and the Soviet Union were going to blow each other up with nukes. Read more.
Champions of entrepreneurship and advocates of diversity, sexual equality and work force empowerment, these ground-breaking women are making a big difference in business today. Here are their stories. Read more.
From robot designing to advising the government, these women are redefining tech
Most Americans are living longer than ever. Deaths from heart disease and cancer for most age groups have been on the decline. But one group is in the grip of an epidemic and facing shorter lives: white, middle-aged women. Anne Case and Angus Deaton recently made headlines showing that death rates among middle-aged whites are up, while other racial and ethnic groups are living longer. Commentators worried it was a byproduct of an economy squeezing middle class men out of a job, leading to despair and suicide. Full story here.
For Angel Davis and Lauren Washington, the road to Silicon Valley success may be through Buffalo. The tech entrepreneurs have not only found seed money here, but also support and potential investors to back the full release this fall of KeepUp, their social media management mobile app. Read full story here.
Kathryn Finney founded one of the top fashion blogs on the Internet, and noticed a dearth of African-American women in the industry, read more here.
ATLANTA (April 15, 2015) —Dynamic women visionaries who are leading in the field of technology will be honored at the 11th Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference May 13-14, 2015, in Atlanta. See the full list here.