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Jewel Burks Solomon is an advocate for representation and access throughout the technology industry and was a speaker at AfroTech 2018. Jewel Burks Solomon is also the co-founder of Partpic, a board member at Goodie Nation as well as the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project.

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From Wired:

It’s not just Burks’ talent that impresses me—it’s how she has emerged as a champion for representation and access in the tech industry. The stats are alarming: While black women’s business ownership is growing fast, less than 1 percent of VC funding goes to women of color. Women hold only 11 percent of executive positions at Silicon Valley companies. Burks fights to change this by mentoring female founders and other women of color in tech and is a board member of Goodie Nation, a community using tech to solve civic problems like access to education and health care.

Read more from Wired, JewelBurks.com and Side Hustle Pro


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