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Former BET Networks CEO Debra Lee hints at launching a tech fund to back women of color

Former BET Networks CEO Debra Lee hints at launching a tech fund to back women of color Connie Loizos Image Credits: J. Countess/WireImage / Getty Images In May 2018, after spending more than 30 years at BET Networks, Debra Lee stepped down as chairman and CEO, following a series of reorganizations within Viacom cable networks. …

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Netflix Premieres First Ever Documentary About Black Women CEOs

Netflix Premieres First Ever Documentary About Black Women CEOs by Barbara Jayne Orser, The Conversation Black women CEOs and entrepreneurs are the stars of the newest Netflix documentary called She Did That. Filmmaker and blogger Renae L. Bluitt created the documentary to promote a more accurate representation in the media of Black female business owners. She …

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Progress or pinkwashing: Who benefits from women-focused capital funds?

Progress or pinkwashing: Who benefits from women-focused capital funds? by Barbara Jayne Orser, The Conversation An increase in the number of women-focused capital funds promises to help address gender gaps in the provision of financial capital. Capital funding is the money that lenders and equity holders provide to a business. A recent study I conducted …

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How the VC Pitch Process Is Failing Female Entrepreneurs

How the VC Pitch Process Is Failing Female Entrepreneursr by Kamal Hassan, Monisha Varadan, and Claudia Zeisberger In 2018, only 3% of venture capital in the U.S went to companies with a female CEO. Yet, the number of female-owned businesses has risen both in the U.S. and around the world, and the number of women intending to become …

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