digitalundivided produces programs and events aimed at increasing the number of women of color in the tech industry, including FOCUS, the world’s most diverse tech conference (over 80 percent of speakers are women and/or people of color). Speakers confirmed for the conference this October in NYC include FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Facebook Head of Global Diversity Maxine Williams. It was founded by entrepreneur Kathryn Finney, who was named a Champion of Change by the White House for her leadership in breaking down barriers in the tech industry.

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BIG Demo Day in Atlanta

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jan. 27, 2017

digitalundivided presents The BIG Demo Day 2016 powered by Capital One from digitalundivided on Vimeo.

Six high-growth tech startups led by Black and Latina women made their case for capital at the first-ever demo day hosted by digitalundivided’s BIG, the ambitious new accelerator program dedicated to growing startups founded by female entrepreneurs of color.

Coverage of the event included NPR-Atlanta (WABE-FM), NBC-Atlanta’s Tech City, Startup Southener, and Black Enterprise.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 9:14 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

digitalundivided on Bloomberg Television

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 10, 2014

PKPR booked digitalundivided founder Kathryn Finney on Bloomberg TV’s Bottom Line today to discuss what her organization is doing to increase the number of women of color working in the tech industry.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:54 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

“The conference trying to crack tech’s race problem”

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 09, 2014

With the lack of diversity in the tech industry dominating the headlines, media turned out in full force for Focus 2014. Many of the articles highlighted how Focus is leading efforts to bring more women and people of color into the industry with a Wired headline hailing Focus as “the conference that’s trying to crack tech’s race problem.”

Other highlights included, Adweek, Bustle, Metro New York, PandoDaily, Upstart, New York Business Journal, and MadameNoire

Permalink | Posted on Oct 09, 2014 at 12:27 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

digitalundivided and MC Hammer wow Detroit

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 15, 2014

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As part of it works to increase diversity in the tech industry, digitalundivided brought hip hop legend and tech investor MC Hammer to Detroit last week to discuss tech, startups, and the future of entrepreneurship in the black community.

Coverage included Fox TV Detroit, Detroit Free Press, Xconomy Detroit, CBS Detroit, Detroit 143, WXYZ-TV, Crain’s Detroit Business, and MichiganLive

Permalink | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 7:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Kathryn Finney on NPR, Businessweek

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 28, 2014

In the wake of Twitter last week revealing that African-Americans and Latinos account for less 9% of its global workforce, PKPR reached out to major media to secure interviews with digitalundivided founder Kathryn Finney,  who was named a Champion of Change by the White House for her leadership in breaking down barriers in the tech industry.

Coverage so far has included a segment on NPR’s Marketplace, an interview with Businessweek, SocialTimes, and a profile in PandoDaily with the headline: “We can all complain about diversity in tech…or we can do something about it like Kathryn Finney.”

Permalink | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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