THIS ENTREPRENEUR IS CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN CHARLOTTE'S TECH SCENE
Sherrell Dorsey was tired of boring and segregated tech events in Charlotte, she says. The founder of ThePLUG, a newsletter that aggregates stories on diverse tech leaders, wanted to mix things up. She was brainstorming ways she could make a difference, leveraging ThePLUG’s mission.
TECH INNOVATOR OF THE WEEK: SHERRELL DORSEY, FOUNDER OF 'THE PLUG'
Sherell Dorsey has always had a passion for technology. However, when reading tech news, something bothered her. “Most of the tech reporting is centralized around a couple of people,” she says, listing the usual suspects; Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Tim Cook, and so on.
'IT'S TIME FOR US TO...START OWNING OUR IDENTITY': THE STATE OF BLACKS IN CHICAGO TECH
Data about blacks and venture capital is outdated, said Sherrell Dorsey, founder of ThePlug tech newsletter. Most discussions about the topic quote a 2010 CB Insights report that put the portion of black founders with venture capital backing at less than 1 percent, she said.