The one-day in-person Leadership Summit will address lack of representation on corporate boards, pay disparity and next steps to increase the wealth of black women in America

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Blavity Inc.the diversified digital media company behind AFROTECH, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, Shadow and Act and Blavity News, brings success AFROTECH Executive conference at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge on Friday March 25. The lineup includes powerhouse speakers such as the Fortune 500’s first black female CEO, Ursula burns; Fortune 500 Board Director and Senior Director of Rocket Lab, Merline Saintil; strategist and advisor, Latraviette Smith-Wilson; first president of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation (BEAF), Samantha Tweedy; and more.

The AFROTECH Executive March will commemorate the end of Women’s History Month by honoring women and allies who make an impact in business and as entrepreneurs. The first panel will revolve around a conversation about “women in the boardroom” and how businesses have responded and changed over the past two years. Black women who have been nominated to serve in boardrooms will discuss how black leadership positively affects employees and consumers, as well as what it’s like to be the literal face of change in the new workplace. The “Black Women Navigating Wealth” panel will explore how black women have become one of the most educated demographics in our country, as well as the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, despite being left out of the financial sector for generations. This panel will also explain how to use this earning power to create new generations of wealth.

the brooklyn event is the second in a series which is an extension of the famous AFROTECH Conference and the next AFROTECH Global Metaverse. AFROTECH Executive attracts attendees ranging from C-level executives and directors to venture capitalists and angel investors, tech moguls and startup founders with the common goal of building a strong black tech community. The exclusive experience allows executives to connect with each other through networking opportunities and curated panels.

“We are proud to continue to host impactful events and bring together a record number of black tech innovators and founders since our very first AFROTECH conference in 2016,” said Morgan DeBaunFounder of AFROTECH and CEO of Blavity Inc. “Our event in Brooklyn gives us the opportunity to focus on celebrating and empowering black women who are changing the face of boardrooms and C-suites across the country and influence the younger generations.

AFROTECH™ is the largest series of multicultural technological experiences in United States, bringing together engineers, venture capitalists, recruiters, technologists and culture enthusiasts from around the world. Regular programming includes the annual in-person AFROTECH conference; AFROTECH World, the two-day, fully digital, immersive metaverse experience; and AFROTECH Executive, the five-city event series for executives.

Blavity Inc. is a venture-backed technology and news media company founded in 2014 around a simple idea: empower black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, we’re home to the largest network of lifestyle platforms and brands serving the multifaceted lives of Black Millennials and Gen Z through original content, videos and unique experiences. The company has become a leader in the black media market, reaching over 100 million millennials per month through our growing brand portfolio, which includes: Blavity News, 21Ninety, AFROTECH, Travel Noire, Shadow and Act and Blavity TV .

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