Written by Evan Coller, Social Venture Network
This weekend, at SVN’s 2013 Spring Conference, Cheryl Contee brilliantly called on white business leaders to Wake Up! and help bridge what she calls the New Digital Divide.
Cheryl Contee was the only young black woman entering the tech world at Yale when she realized that she really didn’t stand out that much. Everyone in tech at that time was weird—the job was really about helping people navigate this new world of technology.
Now with 15 years of interactive expertise, spearheading successful online media sites like Jack and Jill Politics, Fission Strategy and Attentive.ly, she shared some valuable advice for businesses that are sleeping on data that shows that non-ethnics (whites) have the lowest percentage of users on social media sites like Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.
Watch her talk from SVN’s 2013 Spring Conference in full below: