In the ongoing conversation about the lack of African American women and girls in STEM, Google has
been making efforts to change the narrative. Leading the charge is the
company’s newly hired Head of Black Community Engagement, Valeisha
Butterfield. Here, TNJ.com talks to Butterfield about Google’s tech initiatives and upcoming plans to engage with the Black community.
Regarding the installation of the “Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion
Designers” exhibit currently on display at Pratt Manhattan Gallery in NYC,
curator and professor Adrienne Jones says the key issues Black designers
face today are funding and marketing.
On Friday afternoon, March 7, 2014, a group of enthusiastic, bright-eyed young
ladies were treated to a panel discussion, a spirited performance by a
member of musical group Audible Chocolate and a cocktail reception at
Time Warner Inc. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The occasion was to
mark the New York Urban League’s 5th Annual Girls Empowerment Day.