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 25, I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Nichelle Stephens
Nichelle Stephens is a blogger, cupcake enthusiast, and social media strategist. She is the community editor of Pepsi We Inspire, a lifestyle blog for African American women. She is the founding editor of Cupcakes Take The Cake, a blog devoted the cupcakes. Nichelle is also the founder of KeepingNickels, a blog about small business bookkeeping and personal finance.
Nichelle will also be moderating a panel on March 12 at SXSW interactive (http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/676) and hosting a Cupcake Social (http://bit.ly/cupcakesxsw) on March 14.
Come back tomorrow to see who’s next on the list.
Also check out past entires on http://28daysofdiversity.com