Monday mornings are often difficult in scouring the internet for appealing content. This morning, I lucked out. It’s very rare to find daily stories featuring black women in business and tech. Today, I found four. Three of them made The Hit List below. I reserved the fourth for our intro.
The Miami Herald caught up with Dorothy Terrell for a Q&A about her longtime career as an executive in Corporate America. Her climb to the top provides excellent cues for millennial founders and game-changers.
Terrell is the founder and managing partner at FirstCap Advisors, a venture capital and advisory services firm. She’s been in the game for roughly four decades holding down leadership positions at leading tech firms. Her “willingness to relocate and do things I had not done before” is what helped her to navigate with the ever-changing tech revolution. At 71, she’s showing no signs of slowing down as her next mission is to get involved with Miami’s growing tech and startup scene.
Flexibility breeds longevity.
|These Founders Just Shared 1 Way to Buck the First-Time Venture Capital Funding Crunch|
|“You need to know your numbers, past, present, and future,” says Jeannell Darden, founder at Moisture Love.|
LISA CALHOUN | INC
|What’s The Next Trend In Leadership? Black Women|
|Black women are beginning to emerge as leaders across all industries, academia, government and non-profit organizations. This trend is particularly evident in the creation of new businesses.|
|PAOLO GAUDIANO AND ELLEN HUNT | FORBES|
|As I took my place on the stage, I looked out at the crowd and posed the question, “Who identifies as an African-American?”
No one responded.
|SHAUN TAI | GOOGLE|
|The Harriet Fund will exclusively back ventures led by women of color, and O’Byrne says there’s much need for this focus especially in cities like Philadelphia.|
|FABIOLA CINEAS | BIZPHILLY|
|Opera’s $100 Million Investment in African Technology|
|To grow together with the African internet ecosystem, Opera is planning to seek local partners to integrate value-added services, mobile payment and data bundling into its browser product.|
|SAMARA LYNN | BLACK ENTERPRISE|