Leading by Example: Fearless Women in the C-Suite and Beyond

“Invite people into your life that don’t look or think like you.” – Mellody Hobson

“Work hard at it, care about it. Write about our people: tell their story. You have something glorious to draw on begging for attention.“ – Lorraine Hansberry

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

I think one of the most exciting trends right now is the birth of the global citizen who is interested in not only improving his or her immediate neighborhood, but also helping his or her neighbors across the globe. – Kathy Calvin

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Entrepreneurial Journeys: Black Women Activating Tech

In 2017, Nielsen reported that black women are not only leading influencers in the economy, media, and politics, but they are the fastest growing group of female entrepreneurs. Colony 5, a business accelerator connecting social entrepreneurs, furthered the possibility of entrepreneurship when selecting 4 of the most recent members of the 2018 (C518) cohort.

Ehi Aimuiwu, founder of Geek Empowered and Civic Tech Collective founder, Monique Wingard, will close out Black History Month and transition into Women’s History Month with a panel at Chi Hack Night on February 28, 2018, called Entrepreneurial Journeys: Black Women Activating Tech.

The final Chi Hack Night of February 2018 will focus on the personal journey and ultimate leap of faith taken to join the ranks of other female founders in tech, as well as the connection points for growth in the ever-changing Chicago tech ecosystem and beyond.

The discussion will be moderated by Deena McKay, Founder, and host of BlackTechUnplugged, a monthly podcast that highlights Blacks who innovate and work in the tech industry. Panelists will also include Andrea Smith, Founder and CEO of Luminate Brands, and Britney Robbins, Founder of The Gray Matter Experience.

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Nominations are Now Open for the 2018 Abie Awards at #GHC18

crowd-conference-overview.jpgThe 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) will take place September 26-28 in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center. GHC serves as the largest conference for women in computing and is named after computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral, Grace Hopper.

Each year, AnitaB.org honors women who have achieved significant career and personal success with the Abie Award. Recipients receive an expenses-paid trip to GHC, an opportunity to speak at the conference and a $7,000 cash prize.

Do you know a woman who has an established track record and made a clear impact on the community? Submit your nomination by March 1, 2018, here.