Welcome to Wednesday.

Missed out on Sherrell’s live appearance on WCCB News Rising? Click here to see her segment about #BLKTechCLT returning to the Queen City next week. Don’t miss out on this interactive event featuring Charlotte’s tech leaders and business professionals. There are a few tickets left. Learn more about what you can expect and how to access the VIP sessions. Get your tickets today.

We had a blast during the last event in March and I’m looking forward to seeing even more PLUG subscribers in the building.

Tyler

Apple’s HR Head Denise Young Smith is Now Leading its Diversity Efforts
The role means Smith will be in charge of the team responsible for improving Apple’s diversity figures, helping make the iPhone maker’s workplace, hiring practices, and other HR-related business aspects more open to and conscious of women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community.
NICK STATT | THE VERGE

 

CODE2040 Releases First-Ever Annual Tech Inclusion Report
Over the last year, our community has grown to include more than 5,000 students, donors, entrepreneurs, volunteers, company partners, and change-makers, whose passion and progress serve as powerful reminders as to why we started Code2040 back in 2012.

CODE2040

 

Why “Atlanta” Creator Donald Glover Is One Of The Most Creative People In Business In 2017
Consider the relentless pace of Glover’s last 24 months, a period that has ce­­mented his reputation as one of the entertainment industry’s premier polymaths.
MATTHEW SHAER | FAST COMPANY

 

How Econet is Dominating Broadband Investments
Hardy Pemhiwa, the CEO of Econet, explains the company’s strategy behind making huge investments toward media distribution.
MARKETPLACE AFRICA | CNN

 

New Groups Tapped to Bolster Franklin County Job Training
The 6,500-square-foot building is to house business incubation initiatives, a high-tech learning lab for youths and adults, and My Brother’s Closet, the Urban League’s social enterprise and clothing boutique for low-income men.
RITA PRICE | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

 

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