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Tech Wonder Woman Fights for Gender Equality, Social Good

Tech Wonder Woman Fights for Gender Equality, Social Good

by Lynne d Johnson   Aug 12, 2016

Lisa Mae Brunson always wanted to change the world. While that probably sounds like a superwoman-sized mission statement, it's not far from her reality.... Read More

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Black Celebrity App Creators Keeping Up with the Kardashians

by Lynne d Johnson   Jun 21, 2016

Kim Kardashian-West may not have been the first celebrity to ever launch a mobile app, but she's certainly been among the most successful. Her... Read More

Cast Beauty App

Black-owned App Helps Users Stay Beautiful No Matter the Weather

by Lynne d Johnson   Jun 16, 2016

After four years spearheading Kollective Mobile and building killer apps for others, Sian Morson plunged into the app entrepreneurial pool herself. It was during... Read More

Google Her: Meet the Search Giant’s Director of Diversity

Google Her: Meet the Search Giant’s Director of Diversity

by Lynne d Johnson   May 26, 2016

In 2014, Google was one of the first tech companies to publicly release its diversity numbers. But when it did, the public found out... Read More

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Colour App Gets Your ‘Do Done at Home, On Demand

by Lynne d Johnson   May 20, 2016

Debra Shigley first developed a deep interest in the beauty needs of Black women back when she was an undergraduate at Harvard University and... Read More

[The Upload] Birmingham Native Helping Kids Find College Cash

[The Upload] Birmingham Native Helping Kids Find College Cash

by Lynne d Johnson   May 10, 2016

There’s a student debt crisis totaling about $1.3 trillion. It started with the recession of 2008, during a time when Christopher Gray, a young... Read More

[The Upload] Superproducer Ryan Leslie Dials Up Diversity With His SuperPhone

[The Upload] Superproducer Ryan Leslie Dials Up Diversity With His SuperPhone

by Lynne d Johnson   May 03, 2016

You might know Ryan Leslie as the musician and producer who discovered Cassie Ventura and the singer behind the hits “Diamond Girl” and “Addicted.”... Read More

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[THE UPLOAD] Former NASA Engineer Makes Millions with STEMBoard

by Lynne d Johnson   Mar 30, 2016

For Aisha Bowe, CEO and Co-Founder of STEMBoard and former aerospace engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center, starting a tech company in Silicon Valley... Read More

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[The Upload] Tech CEO Will Not Stand for Unfairness in Funding

by Lynne d Johnson   Mar 22, 2016

As one of the eleven Black female founders who successfully raised over $1 million in funding, according to a recent  #ProjectDiane report conducted by... Read More

[The Upload] Aniyia Williams is a Wearables BOSS

[The Upload] Aniyia Williams is a Wearables BOSS

by Lynne d Johnson   Mar 16, 2016

We’ve all read the headlines about #ProjectDiane, a recent study conducted by Digitalundivided that revealed that being a Black woman in Silicon Valley trying... Read More