Welcome to Monday.

Sherrell and I had an amazing weekend at the Capital One lab for the Women in Tech Demo Day. Eleven teams of women and their male allies pitched innovative apps providing solutions for women and girls in tech. Team Powered by Perspective took home the top spot and will receive a $10,000 scholarship to General Assembly.

We engaged in hours of thought-provoking conversation, picking up valuable hacks. I had the pleasure of meeting several phenomenal women like panelist Kelly HoeyVeni Kunche of Code with Veni, Tiffani Bell from Human Utility, and captured an interview with Sherrell and Capital One’s Kenya Paul, just to name a few.  Sherrell truly rocked it in her fireside chat with keynote speaker Sibyl Edwards as she detailed her years of expertise and the changing landscape of women entering in tech.

A huge thank you to Emily Rouse and her wonderful team for their hospitality and pulling off this extraordinary event.

Our #TechTuesday webinar series continues tomorrow featuring QuHarrison Terry, Director of Marketing at Redox. He and Sherrell are leading a fascinating discussion on how data and tech are revolutionizing health care, and how devices are tackling issues of personalization and efficiency. RSVP here to secure your spot then pass along the link to your network. ⠀

ITSPmagazine caught up with Sherrell to discuss how she’s inspiring people of color in tech through ThePLUG.  Click here to listen. We’re still building and growing each week, thank you for being a part of the ride with us.

Cheers to another productive week!

-Tyler

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Missed the #BlkTechFriday update? Watch it here and hit the forward button below to loop your friends into our growing movement. 

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