Meet RainbowMe CEO Kya Johnson

Kya Johnson

Kya Johnson is the founder and CEO of RainbowMe, an entertainment platform startup created to engage, inspire and inform children of color.

With an emphasis on Latino, Indian, Asian and African-American children aged 2-12 years, RainbowMe aggregates and creates original content compatible with all major tablets and mobile phones. The centerpiece is a streaming video service featuring acquired and original video programming, plus music, games and books.

Based in Durham, North Carolina, RainbowMe’s purpose is to offer positive, informative and entertaining content featuring characters and themes that celebrate diversity and resonate with this large and underserved target audience.

RainbowMe was selected in April 2015 as one of three companies to participate in the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program forged through a partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs and Code 2040, a non-profit which promotes diversity in technology. Continue reading

Pipeline Fellowship: Investing in Women

Pipeline Fellowship website

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Pipeline Fellowship

Pipeline Fellowship is committed to changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.

In 2014 only 26% of U.S. angel investors were women and only 8% were minorities, according to the Center for Venture Research.

Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, works to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and creates capital for women social entrepreneurs.

Pipeline Fellowship has opened a call for applications for its fall 2015 programs in Albuquerque, Boulder, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Las Vegas.

Candidates are encouraged to apply before Wednesday, August 12, 2015: http://pfapply.seamlessdocs.com/f/bootcamp Continue reading

Meet Leadership Consultant Grace Owen

Grace OwenGrace Owen is the Director of Grace Owen Solutions, a London based leadership consultancy committed to developing global leaders.

Founded in 2003, Grace Owen Solutions has worked with over one hundred organizations, developing thousands of leaders from across four continents.

In addition to running her consultancy, Grace is a published author and the founder of African Diaspora Kids, an initiative designed to develop the next generation of African Diaspora leaders.

In 2014 Grace was selected by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce as one of their African Diaspora Changemakers in the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Meet Posh Beauty CEO Ruth Yakubu

 

Ruth Yakubu Posh BeautyRuth Yakubu is the founder and CEO of PoshBeauty.com, an indispensable app for securing beauty appointments, tracking the latest beauty tips, earning rewards and more.

With a loyal following of 19,000 fans just on Twitter alone, PoshBeauty.com is headquartered in Los Angeles and employs a team of ten.

Why did you decide to start Posh Beauty?
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved beauty and fashion. Whenever we visited my aunt, who was a hairdresser, I used to enjoy sitting for hours watching her style women’s hair.

Even as I grew into adulthood and began working in the technology industry, I was still intrigued and maintained a fascination with the beauty industry. I also saw a need for a centralized solution for salons to find clients and employees, and for clients to be able to find tips and advice.

So, I decided to connect my love for technology and beauty to start PoshBeauty.com. Continue reading

Join us on August 6 in London
Octavia Goredema MBE

Octavia Goredema MBE, Twenty Ten Club founder

Join us on August 6 for a London networking event designed to accelerate women entrepreneurs in the tech industry.

Twenty Ten Club founder, Octavia Goredema MBE, is a featured panel speaker at the event, following on from her recent article for The Guardian addressing diversity in the start-up tech sector.

Navigating the Tech Maze: a qLegal Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday August 6, 2015
6.30pm-8.30pm
WeWork
1 Fore Street, Moorgate, London, EC2Y 5EJ

The event features networking, refreshments and a panel of speakers, including legal experts and female founders at tech start-ups from across the capital. Continue reading