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Saturday, April 29 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Equity and Entrepreneurship

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Join our esteemed panel as they discuss the important roles organizations play in ensuring that access to opportunities are equally distributed.

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Sherrel Dorsey

Founder, The PLUG
Sherrell Dorsey is a noted technology writer and social entrepreneur. She is founder of daily tech newsletter, ThePLUG, where she leads content strategy, business partnerships, and growth of the only newsletter dedicated to highlighting the significant voices of black founders and business leaders in the news. With features in Fast Company, The... Read More →

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Tia Bethea

Community Impact Manager, Google Fiber
Tia Bethea is the Community Impact Manager for Google Fiber in Raleigh + Durham.  In her current role she works to support programs and partnerships that focus on community, technology, and access to the internet.   | Prior to Google Fiber, Tia served as the Assistant Director of Development for the Kenan Fellows Program, the Alumni Relations... Read More →
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Cedric Brown

Chief of Community Engagement, Kapor Center for Soical Impact
Cedric Brown is the Chief of Community Engagement at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, working to increase diverse representation in the high tech sector. He has 20+ years of experience as a funder, convener, and adviser, including collaborations with the Obama White House Office of Science and Tech Policy, the UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and an appearance in the CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap documentary. He co-founded Brothers Code, the Oakland Summit on Blacks in Tech, the College Bound Brotherhood, and the Oakland Startup Network. Cedric has received leadership awards and recognitions from The San Francisco Chronicle, TheRoot, ABFE, East Oakland Youth Development Center, Startup Weekend Oakland, and the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club. Cedric is a proud board member of Color of Change Education Fund and the Association of Blacks Foundation Executives (ABFE); he is also a published author and creative... Read More →
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Aisha Lewis

Director of Partnerships, American Underground
Aisha is a Los Angeles native who recently joined the American Underground team as Director of Partnerships, focusing on creating connections between corporate, startup, and community companies and organizations. Previously, she managed two programs at Code2040, a Bay Area based... Read More →
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Aaron Saunders

Founder/CEO, Clearly Innovative
Aaron is the CEO and Founder of Clearly Innovative Inc., a minority-owned digital solutions provider headquartered in Washington DC. The firm shapes ideas into viable products and transforms clients’ existing technologies into stunning digital solutions. Clearly Innovative is a l... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
IYC- American Underground at Main, Bullpen