Meet Sherrell.



Sherrell Dorsey is a data journalist, social entrepreneur, and speaker.

She is also the founder of ThePLUG, provding in-depth reporting and analysis on the Black innovation economy. Her work has been featured in Inc., Bloomberg, VICE, The Root, and other notable publications.

As the founder of Build the Good, a community development consulting company, Sherrell runs BLKTECH Interactive—North Carolina’s first hub supporting over 2,000 Black entrepreneurs and technologists.

As a speaker, moderator, and journalist, Sherrell has shared stages with notable business leaders including Steve Case, founder of AOL, and Daymond John of ABC's SharkTank among others. She has also presented at SXSW, Amazon, and the Brookings Institution. She has been a contributing reporter to Fast Company, The Root, Charlotte Observer, The Atlantic’s City Lab, and more.

Her past work includes serving as a marketing manager for Uber where she established the first UberMENTOR campaign in Charlotte connecting female executives with millennials. Sherrell also served as a contractor with Google Fiber helping to activate free high-speed internet in public housing complexes.

Sherrell holds a Master’s in Data Journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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