Black Girls Code was created to “provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn
in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when
they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow
up.” Recently, the nonprofit has garnered the attention of search giant Google. Last month, Google gave the organization teaching space valued at $2.8 million at its headquarters in NYC.
You've been putting your networking skills to use. You've been attending
social functions and doing follow ups, but nothing has resulted from
your efforts. Maybe the problem is not the way you're networking; maybe you're networking with the wrong people.
When Yve-Car Momperousse and Stéphane Jean-Baptiste met through mutual
friends at the National Haitian Student Alliance Convention, their
friendship blossomed into a romantic, business relationship over a
mutual passion – Haiti. Dedicated to giving back to the Haitian community through social change,
a hair catastrophe that Momperousse experienced in '08 is what
unknowingly helped catapult her efforts in not only bringing social
change, but also economic growth, to Haiti.
After working in the corporate human resources
environment for more than 15 years for three top Fortune 500 companies
in their industries (Aerospace, Financial and Chemical respectively),
Myra Dorsey knew it was time to launch her own business, one through which she
could add something of value to others. So in 2011, in Carroll County, Maryland, she launched La Bodi Massage Inc.