Tag: Startups

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

Bonus notes from Arlan: "Entrepreneurship is messy, and that’s OK!"

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Arlan gives her thoughts on the daily nuances and imperfections of entrepreneurship, how she handles the bigger challenges at Backstage, and how self-care can make you a better founder. Bonus notes from Arlan: “Entrepreneurship is messy,...

/ April 17, 2017

Best Podcasts Focused on Diversity in Tech

According to Edison Research, as of 2016, 21% of Americans 12 or older have listed to a podcast, up from 12% in 2013. In 2016, 64% people, 12 and over say they “most often” listen to podcast on their mobile...

/ April 14, 2017

Bonus: Exciting news! Backstage has acquired the Mission & Values podcast!

[unable to retrieve full-text content]This bonus episode is from the Mission & Values podcast hosted by our Producer, Bryan Landers. Listen in to hear Arlan and Bryan share how Backstage and Mission & Values are joining forces to feature exceptional...

/ April 3, 2017

4. "It was like a No Air! Bnb" (Arlan's fireside chat at the Black & Brown Founders Conference)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this episode, join Arlan at a fireside chat live from the Black & Brown Founders conference in San Francisco, March 20, 2017. https://blackandbrownfounders.com/ Aniyia Williams, CEO of Tinsel Tweets by operaqueenie Tara Reed, CEO of...

/ March 25, 2017

Episode 69 – Paola Mata

iOS Engineer at BuzzFeed Coalition for Queens Alum www.paolamata.com / www.madebylatinas.com What made you decide to work in the tech industry? I was initially in an administrative/office management roles. It wasn’t planned. I started a blog, and I became interested in learning...

/ March 23, 2017

3. "The BBQ flavored Backstage Capital Podcast" (live from SXSW)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this episode, join Arlan, our Crew, several of our Headliners (Backstage portfolio founders), and some other awesome folks at an invite-only event hosted by Backstage Capital at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Black & Brown Founders...

/ March 19, 2017

Episode 68 – Christella Dolmo

Mobile Engineer at KickStarter Coalition for Queens Alum What made you decide to work in the tech industry? Initially, I was pursuing a career in accounting. I declared it my major at college. After an accounting internship, I decided it...

/ March 12, 2017

Episode 67 – Mike Lee

Sr. Engineering Manager at Khan Academy BS in Computer Science from WPI: Worcester Polytechnic Institute  ionified.net What made you decide to work in tech? Problem-solving. Specifically, problem-solving with little costs for exploration. I was really attracted to solving problems with...

/ February 13, 2017

What Happens When You Join An Accelerator?

Three months ago, we decided to have Homads become a part of the first cohort of Div Inc, a 12 week pre-accelerator focused on championing diversity in the tech startup ecosystem. We had done well in building relationships with key...

/ February 9, 2017