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ESig_KFinney Bizsession

Kathryn Finney presents
The New Normal: Reframing Diversity in Tech & Entrepreneurship  

You can’t innovate without diversity. Period. Yet most proposed solutions to increasing diversity in tech and entrepreneurship fall short. So what’s the solution? Kathryn Finney will address the very real, technological and historic barriers to increasing diversity in the ever-growing sector of tech and entrepreneurship and how companies from startups to non-profits can directly address those barriers in creating “New Normal”.

IMG_0040_preview Kathryn Finney is the founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID), an organization that invests in the success of Black and Latina women tech founders by providing them with the network, coaching, and funding to build, scale, and exit their high growth companies. DID runs the BIG Innovation Center, home to the BIG accelerator, a program for high potential startups led by Black and Latina Founders. She is also a General Partner in the Harriet Fund, the first pre-seed venture fund focused on investing the untapped potential of high potential Black and Latina women led startups.

An honors graduate of Yale University and Rutgers University, Kathryn received the Champion of Change Award in 2013 from the White House for her work increasing inclusion in the tech industry and is an Eisenhower Fellow.

7:30AM | Check-In and Breakfast
8:00-10:00AM | Program

$55 | Participant
$45 | Non-Profit
$15 | Student

Groups of 5+, non-profit organizations, and students can contact Emily Catedral at ecatedral@cocastl.org of 314-561-4908 for discounted rates. Standard rate, group rate, and non-profit tickets are for main floor seating. Student tickets are for balcony seating.

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