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Where’s the financing for Black Women-led Tech Start-Ups

CREDIT: Getty Images

Black women led businesses generated more than $44 billion in year revenues (AMEX 2015) Yet, a mere 0.2. of venture deals from (2012-2014) went to black women business owners.   It seemed Black women founders, who own a majority of Black businesses, are invisible in the startup world. Until now.

60,000+ startups examined.
350 Black women-led companies submitted.
88 Black women-led startups studied.

#ProjectDiane is digitalundivided’s proprietary research study about the state of Black women in tech entrepreneurship in the United States.

Source: Project Diane

Source: Innovating Inclusion: digitalundivided and #Project Diane

“Khanyi Dhlomo, CEO of Ndalo Media announced Tuesday they’ve secured the licence to run Elle magazine and Elle Decoration media brands. This means they hold the rights to cover prints, digital, events and other related brand extensions. For the first time in its 21-year history, the 71-year-old Elle media brand will be published by a 100% black-owned media company. After the exciting announcement we’re joined by the CEO of Ndalo Media, Khanyi Dlomo.”


Source: Ndalo Media secures landmark South African publishing licence for Elle magazines

Miss Black America continues over-40-year legacy of positivity, volunteerism

Photo Credit: Konrad Jones / Miss Black America Nicole Lynette Hibbert 2016


The Miss Black America organization held its first pageant on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk in 1968 on the same night as Miss America, down the street from Boardwalk Hall at The Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City. No one could have imagined the media presence, because few black organizations received such attention from the press at the time.

The next year, 1969, Madison Square Garden Productions televised it.

That year, singer-songwriter and guitarist Curtis Mayfield composed and recorded the first Miss Black America theme song. Since then, hundreds of celebrities have hosted, attended or performed at the contest, including Stevie Wonder and Oprah Winfrey, who competed in 1971.

Source: Miss Black America continues over-40-year legacy of positivity, volunteerism


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