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.
|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.|
|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|
|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|