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BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Kathryn Finney, founder and managing director of digitalundivided (DID), a social enterprise that fosters economic growth through the empowerment of Black women. Finney started digitalundivided after selling her company, The Budget Fashionista, one of the first lifestyle blogs. Since 2013, DID has impacted over 2,000 people and helped raise $25MM in investments. 

Check her out!

BlackHer Fact

In addition to launching digitalundivided, Finney (pictured above) is the architect of ProjectDiane, a demographic study of Black women founders. ProjectDiane, which was named for civil rights icon Diane Nash, has mapped the landscape of Black women founders and put a national spotlight on the opportunities and challenges we face as tech entrepreneurs.

Read the report!

Ready to Start Your Own Business? Apply Today!

Dreaming of starting your own business but don't know where to start?

Apply to the digitalundivided Big Incubator (BIG) in Atlanta or Newark.  

The deadline to apply is March 6.   Don't wait, just do it - APPLY! 

Apply now!

Speaking of Black Women in Tech...

Black Women Talk Tech, a conference to identify, support, and encourage Black women to build the next billion-dollar business is February 27 - March 1 in NYC and BlackHer will be there for all of it!  

Check out their highlight reel and join us.

Enter discount code Bwttget25 by February 25 to get 25% off your General Admission or VIP pass.  

Buy now!

Will Chicago Elect It's First Black Woman Mayor?

Chicago will vote for a new mayor on February 26 and there are TWO Black women among the top 5 candidates.  They are Toni Preckwinkle and BlackHer Shero Lori Lightfootwho was recently endorsed by the Chicago Sun-Times.  

We caught up with Lightfoot early in the race (in fact, she's one of our most shared Sheroes!) and learned about her belief in opportunity for all!  If elected, she will be the first openly LGBTQ Black woman to lead the city of Chicago. 

Chicagoans, you know what to do.

Go VOTE on election day, February 26!  

Need Inspiration?

We were SO very sad to miss PowerRising in New Orleans last week but were SO happy to have the opportunity to watch several sisterhood sessions online!

Check out the PowerRising Facebook Page to see all their videos.  

We particularly LOVED this keynote which featured Melissa Harris Perry, Stacey Abrams, Deon Haywood, Joanne Smith, and Barbara Perkins.

Watch it!

In love and solidarity,

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