Sabio provides pioneering web developer training programs designed to help individuals break into the tech industry.
With the unveil of its new Women of Color Fellowship Fund, Sabio will provide scholarships to 100 women of $13,450 to enrol in a 12-week coding bootcamp, with training and ongoing professional development for five years.
Headquartered in Culver City, Los Angeles, Sabio will also provide a virtual academy for women who are unable to participate in the Culver City program due to costs and distance.
The virtual academy offers exceptional training for smart and motivated individuals who want to learn to code. They will interact with a skill instructor in real time , with direct access to online videos, training modules and fellow students.
The Women of Color Fellowship Fund is seeking applicants who identify as female who are 18 years or older, and must be willing to volunteer at least 100 hours to a non profit in a coding capacity within two years of their graduation date.
Monica Powell is the co-founder of Athena Digital Design Agency. Conceived at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York, Athena Digital Design Agency employs a team of 45 with the mission of empowering women to code. The web development company teaches students how to build simple, beautiful websites for businesses.
Athena Digital Design Agency services enable clients to take their small business or project online while supporting the next generation of female technologists. The company launched the inaugural website for the Malala Fund, founded by internationally renowned Malala Yousafzai.
Monica is a senior at Barnard College, Columbia University where she is studying psychology. Her interest in empowering women in technology led her to join the founding team of the Athena Digital Design Agency. In her free time she loves exploring New York City and also enjoys volunteering for organizations and causes such as Black Girls Code, the There is Hope Campaign and STRIVE.
Monica shares how she balances running a business with school and what drives her to help young women to enter the tech sector. Continue reading →
The number of businesses owned by black women in the United States has skyrocketed, according to data from American Express OPEN.
There are now 1.3 million black women-owned firms, an increase of 322% between 1997 and 2015. This accelerated rate for black female entrepreneurs is directly compared to a 235% increase among all minority women-owned firms, and a 74% increase in the number of all women-owned firms.
Furthermore, for black women-owned firms in particular, while women overall own 30% of all firms in the US, black women own fully 49% of all black-owned firms in the country.
The annual American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report provides information on entrepreneurial support organizations for women business owners, plus growth trends and analysis of black women owned firms.
To learn more about American Express OPEN resources for business owners visit www.OPENForum.com
The Baby Cot Shop produces and supplies luxury furniture and linens for babies and children.
Headquartered in Bromley, Kent the retailer specializes in beautifully crafted furniture and interior accessories for baby nurseries and children’s bedrooms.
The Baby Cot Shop was shortlisted for the Retailer of the Year Award at this year’s Women in Business Awards.
Founder Toks Aruoture shares how she was inspired to start her first retail business in Atlanta, her strategies for overcoming setbacks and The Baby Cot Shop’s expansion plans for the future. Continue reading →