Tag: entrepreneur

BLNDED Founders | Brian L. Fontenot

How many students graduating in December 2017 had a mentor or someone who helped push them to realize their fullest potential? In certain underserved communities, that number is probably slim to none. The reason is due to school programming that can...

/ December 5, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Veronica Martinez

Meet Veronica Martinez, the founder of Better Beehive Project, and an advocate for special needs, empowerment, and inclusion. So Veronica, tell us about yourself I was born in Dallas, but I call the Rio Grande Valley Home. I am the...

/ May 16, 2017

Diversity And Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Mawulom Nenonene

By Jared Karol In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight, we hear from Mawulom Nenonene, D&I Consultant and Talent Acquisition Advisor at Thumbtack, a company that matches customers who need projects completed with qualified, local professionals ready to get things done....

/ April 17, 2017

The Best Podcasts Focused on Diversity in Tech

According to Edison Research, 21 percent of Americans have listed to a podcast, which is up from 12 percent in 2013. 64 percent people say they most often listen to a podcast on their mobile device, which is up from...

/ April 14, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Brandon Miller

When I was twelve years old – I vividly remember walking my neighbor’s dog in the hot sun, going to a family friend’s house to pull weeds, or pushing my dad’s lawnmower around the block cutting grass – all for...

/ June 26, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Ruben Cantu

In 2007, I realized that while so many people were gaining access to create media, the mainstream’s focus was still on content that had no solid and profound impact. The majority of their focus centered on stories that had a...

/ June 16, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Roxana Castro

After working four years in the private industry, I learned a lot of process indicators and how to be an effective employee. However, the frustration and limitations of not having the liberty to make the final decisions, and being involved in...

/ May 27, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton

During my career in investment banking, I felt as if something was missing in my life. I decided to go back to school and earn an MBA to help me transition into a new career. But when faced with the...

/ May 18, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Lan Chu

Growing up, I never thought “I’m gonna be an entrepreneur,” but I knew that I wanted to make a difference. Raised in Vietnam, I was brought up in an entrepreneur environment. Now when I visit my birth place, I realize...

/ May 12, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Vi Nguyen

I went to The University of Texas (UT) and double-majored in sociology and documentary film. I was accepted into the UT School of Public Health in Houston, and had planned to attend, but my mom told me to try business...

/ March 29, 2016