As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
As someone in the technology/web/social space, I often travel and attend various events in the industry and notice a huge lack of diversity, and when it comes to getting attention from mainstream media/tech blogs it’s almost impossible. That’s why I’m starting 28 Days of Diversity on SocialWayne.com. The goal of 28 Days of Diversity is to feature someone new everyday for the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. The list will include some of leaders in the social web space, startups, bloggers, conference organizers, IT professionals and friends not ranked in any particular order. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. So for the next 28 days, come back to visit SocialWayne.com to see who’s on the list. For day seven, I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Jessica Faye Carter
Jessica Faye Carter is the founder and CEO of Nette Media, a new media company that develops social media technologies focused on women and multicultural communities. Its “Nettework” of sites includes: Technicultr, The Suitespot, WomenSuite, and The Cloud. In addition to publishing, Jessica counsels businesses on social media strategy, implementation, policy development, and niche social media campaigns. She is a guest writer for Mashable, one of the Internet’s most popular social media blogs and has been involved with social media in various capacities since 2001.
Jessica is a nationally-recognized expert on cultural and gender diversity and the author of Double Outsiders (JIST Works, 2007), an award-winning look at professional multicultural women in the workplace. Her work has been featured in national media, including the Associated Press, Working Mother, MSNBC.com, and the National Law Journal.
She is a frequent speaker for Fortune 500 companies, organizations, and conferences on the subjects of cultural and gender diversity, as well as social media technologies and trends. She was previously a corporate lawyer and holds a J.D. and an M.B.A from Duke University, and a B.A. in economics from Spelman College.
Come back tomorrow to see who’s next on the list.