How President Obama’s Timeline of Hope Inspired Me To Create An Inclusive Tech Ecosystem

During President Obama eight years of being President of the United States of America I had the opportunity to visit the White House three times. Each time was related to work I've been doing to create a diverse and inclusive tech culture. But the journey began eight years ago.

Like many African-Americans before my generation if you would have told me I would see a black president in my lifetime I would not have believed you. Growing up as a black man from a small town, Teachey, NC with a population of 200, if you would have told me I would visit the White House not once but three times [...]

Presentation: Beyond The Business Case For Diversity and Inclusion In Tech

Tech companies released their diversity and inclusion data in 2014 that lead to the national awareness of the lack of inclusion in the workforce that has stifled innovation. Research after research continues to show that businesses with diverse leadership and employees outperform companies that are homogeneous yet many executives question the value of diversity.

The Future Of Black Tech Leaders – 2/15 NY Panel with AOL BUILD

It’s a sad truth that African-Americans are extremely underrepresented in the tech industry. Many of today’s top tech companies have a workforce that is less than 5% African-American, and only 2% of venture capitalists are black. African-Americans influence the world's culture; they lead conversations on Twitter and Facebook, and they are part of a diverse population that tech companies should be focusing on to stay relevant in the innovation economy.

My life's mission is to educate and inspire entrepreneurs who are passionate about using technology to change the world—especially [...]