Kathryn Finney

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Kathryn Finney

All Fellows Conference Host Committee, Atlanta 2016
2016 Global Fellow
Founder of digitalundivided

Kathryn Finney 2016 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Foster economic development in communities of color by empowering black and Latina women tech entrepreneurs.

Multimedia 
 
Race and Changing the Culture of Tech

WNYC Radio's Jami Floyd talks with top social entrepreneurs offering bold solutions to the tech industry's diversity gap. Kathryn Finney of digitalundivided, Laura Weidman Powers of Code2040 and Kalimah Priforce, of Qeyno Labs kick off our #SolutionsWeek The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR.

 

Kathryn Finney gives keynote talk at FOCUS100 conference. Photo courtesy of digitalundivided.

Kathryn Finney advises a startup founder. Photo courtesy of digitalundivided.

 

Summary 

digitalundivided (DID) invests in the success of innovative Black and Latina women entrepreneurs by providing them with the network, coaching, and funding to build and scale their companies. Like no one else, DID excels at finding Black and Latina women entrepreneurs with high-growth companies and game-changing ideas; connecting them to an unmatched network of investors, mentors, and influencers; developing their startup toolkit and leadership skills; and supporting their entrepreneurship journey from the build phase to exit with the goal of doubling the number of women of color entrepreneurs who raise outside investment by 2020.

Experience 

Kathryn Finney is the founder and managing director of digitalundivided (DID), an organization that invests in the success of innovative Black and Latina women entrepreneurs by providing them with the network, coaching, and funding to build and scale their companies. DID runs the BIG Innovation Center in Atlanta, home to the BIG accelerator program, a 16-week program for high-potential startups developed by Black and Latina founders. Prior to joining DID, Kathryn was editor-at-large at BlogHer, a robust community of 40MM+ women digital influencers, which she joined after selling her online media company. A lifelong entrepreneur and builder of communities that help women excel, Kathryn received the Champion of Change Award from the White House and is an Eisenhower Fellow. She was named one of Marie Claire’s 10 Women to Watch, was inducted into Spelman College’s “Game Changers Academy,” and was honored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer with the “Kathryn Finney Appreciation Day.” Kathryn has a master’s degree from Yale and a BA from Rutgers University.

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Tags
  • 2016
  • Global Fellow
  • Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Hybrid
  • South Africa
  • United States

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