We’re down to the wire this Friday.

I’m eight hours into my family reunion after hopping a ride to Portland from Seattle where I spent an evening at Amazon discussing black womanhood, diversity in tech, and identifying our blind spots in innovation. I’ll be spending the next few days loving on the little ones in my life, peeling potatoes for the cookout, and chatting up the elders about family history and legacy.

Next week, we’ll be sharing interviews with incredible women in tech from our sponsor Capital One. We’ll dive into their roles, how leadership is shaping the way we talk about diversity, and the challenges they’re overcoming by being vocal about what is and what’s not working when it comes to inclusion in the workplace. Stay tuned and enjoy the weekend.

Building.

Sherrell

This newsletter is sponsored by Capital One.

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