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Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

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 Kathryn Finney Biography

Kathryn Finney is the founder and Managing Director of didtechnology/digitalundivided (DID), a groundbreaking social enterprise focused on helping Black and Latinx women own their work using innovation and technology as a tool. She is a White House Champion of Change, a past member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and a General Partner in the Harriet Fund, the first impact venture fund focused on investing in high potential Black and Latina women-led startups.

An Echoing Green Global Fellow, Young American Fellow and Eisenhower Fellow, Kathryn started digitalundivided after selling her company, The Budget Fashionista, one of the first lifestyle online media companies. She later became Editor at Large at BlogHer, a global organization representing over 40 million social media influencers, where she built their fashion and beauty channels prior to the company’s purchase by SheKnows Media. She’s an active angel investor with over 10 investments, all with founders of color, including Taelur, Everist, Bloc, MentorMe, and Zuvaa.

A graduate of Yale and Rutgers Universities, Kathryn has received numerous honors and awards including, Grace Hopper ABIE award, Marie Claire’s 10 Women to Watch in 2016, Entrepreneurs Magazine’s “Woman to Watch in 2016,”, Ebony Power 100, Black Enterprise “40 under 40” list, and was inducted into Spelman College’s “Game Changers Academy.” On February 26, 2015, Kathryn was honored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer with the “Kathryn Finney Appreciation Day”. In 2017, Kathryn received a Honorary Doctorate from Mount Holyoke College and has been nominated to the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance 2017 Hall of Fame Class. She currently serves on the board of Public Radio International.

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How to Be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less

How to Be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less

Speaking Topics
  • The New Normal: Reframing the Issue of Diversity in Tech

    You can’t innovative without diversity. Period. Yet most of the proposed solutions to increasing diversity in tech involve people of color moving to Silicon Valley (leaving their social and supports networks) or exposing black youth to coding (who then go back to techless homes and schools). So, what’s the solution? In this thought provoking presentation, learn about the very real cultural, technological, and historical barriers to increasing the number of blacks in tech and how digitalundivided is directly addressing those barriers and creating a “New Normal”.

  • Lean Startup Strategies For Small Business

    In this interactive keynote, Kathryn shares the strategies used by today’s innovative companies to rapidly develop and grow their businesses.

  • Tech Needs Civic Leadership

    An engaging talk about the role of “civic” in Civic Tech and how government can be a positive force for diversifying tech.

News
  • When It Comes to Diversity in Tech, Silicon Valley Isn't Leading

    "We don't focus on Silicon Valley because it's very insular and we don't think that's where the change is going to happen," says Kathryn Finney, founder and managing director of New York-based DID. DID, which promotes diversity in entrepreneurship, launched Project Diane to identify and support black women founders. The program is named for civil rights activist Diane Nash.

  • Kathryn Finney Is FOCUSed on Getting Black Women STARTed in Tech

    Attention tech entrepreneurs: If you’ve never heard of Kathryn Finney before, then pay attention; she is someone you should know. In fact, more importantly, if she knows you, she can be the best friend you’ve never had...

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    Booking fees for Kathryn Finney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kathryn Finney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID)

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Kathryn Finney Biography

Kathryn Finney is the founder and Managing Director of didtechnology/digitalundivided (DID), a groundbreaking social enterprise focused on helping Black and Latinx women own their work using innovation and technology as a tool. She is a White House Champion of Change, a past member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and a General Partner in the Harriet Fund, the first impact venture fund focused on investing in high potential Black and Latina women-led startups.

An Echoing Green Global Fellow, Young American Fellow and Eisenhower Fellow, Kathryn started digitalundivided after selling her company, The Budget Fashionista, one of the first lifestyle online media companies. She later became Editor at Large at BlogHer, a global organization representing over 40 million social media influencers, where she built their fashion and beauty channels prior to the company’s purchase by SheKnows Media. She’s an active angel investor with over 10 investments, all with founders of color, including Taelur, Everist, Bloc, MentorMe, and Zuvaa.

A graduate of Yale and Rutgers Universities, Kathryn has received numerous honors and awards including, Grace Hopper ABIE award, Marie Claire’s 10 Women to Watch in 2016, Entrepreneurs Magazine’s “Woman to Watch in 2016,”, Ebony Power 100, Black Enterprise “40 under 40” list, and was inducted into Spelman College’s “Game Changers Academy.” On February 26, 2015, Kathryn was honored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer with the “Kathryn Finney Appreciation Day”. In 2017, Kathryn received a Honorary Doctorate from Mount Holyoke College and has been nominated to the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance 2017 Hall of Fame Class. She currently serves on the board of Public Radio International.

Kathryn Finney Videos

  • Kathryn Finney of Digital Undivided | SXSW 2015 - YouTube
  • Kathryn Finney's Ignite talk: "The New Normal..." (Velocity NY 2014 ...
  • Kathryn Finney: Lean Start Up Strategies for your Small Business ...

Kathryn Finney Books

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Kathryn Finney Speaking Topics

  • The New Normal: Reframing the Issue of Diversity in Tech

    You can’t innovative without diversity. Period. Yet most of the proposed solutions to increasing diversity in tech involve people of color moving to Silicon Valley (leaving their social and supports networks) or exposing black youth to coding (who then go back to techless homes and schools). So, what’s the solution? In this thought provoking presentation, learn about the very real cultural, technological, and historical barriers to increasing the number of blacks in tech and how digitalundivided is directly addressing those barriers and creating a “New Normal”.

  • Lean Startup Strategies For Small Business

    In this interactive keynote, Kathryn shares the strategies used by today’s innovative companies to rapidly develop and grow their businesses.

  • Tech Needs Civic Leadership

    An engaging talk about the role of “civic” in Civic Tech and how government can be a positive force for diversifying tech.

FAQs on booking Kathryn Finney

  • How to book Kathryn Finney?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kathryn Finney for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kathryn Finney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kathryn Finney or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kathryn Finney?

    Booking fees for Kathryn Finney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kathryn Finney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kathryn Finney?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kathryn Finney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathryn Finney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kathryn Finney or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kathryn Finney or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kathryn Finney is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kathryn Finney for your event is available upon request. Kathryn Finney generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Issa Rae, Danah Boyd, Jennifer Pahlka, Padmasree Warrior and Drew Houston. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kathryn Finney for an upcoming event.

Kathryn Finney Speaker Videos

  • Kathryn Finney of Digital Undivided | SXSW 2015 - YouTube
    Kathryn Finney's Ignite talk: "The New Normal..." (Velocity NY 2014 ...
  • Kathryn Finney: Lean Start Up Strategies for your Small Business ...
    Kmart Fashion | CONVERSATIONS ON STYLE: SPRING WRAPS ...
  • Kathryn Finney Testimonial on Vimeo

Kathryn Finney Speaking Topics

  • The New Normal: Reframing the Issue of Diversity in Tech

    You can’t innovative without diversity. Period. Yet most of the proposed solutions to increasing diversity in tech involve people of color moving to Silicon Valley (leaving their social and supports networks) or exposing black youth to coding (who then go back to techless homes and schools). So, what’s the solution? In this thought provoking presentation, learn about the very real cultural, technological, and historical barriers to increasing the number of blacks in tech and how digitalundivided is directly addressing those barriers and creating a “New Normal”.

  • Lean Startup Strategies For Small Business

    In this interactive keynote, Kathryn shares the strategies used by today’s innovative companies to rapidly develop and grow their businesses.

  • Tech Needs Civic Leadership

    An engaging talk about the role of “civic” in Civic Tech and how government can be a positive force for diversifying tech.

Kathryn Finney News

  • When It Comes to Diversity in Tech, Silicon Valley Isn't Leading

    "We don't focus on Silicon Valley because it's very insular and we don't think that's where the change is going to happen," says Kathryn Finney, founder and managing director of New York-based DID. DID, which promotes diversity in entrepreneurship, launched Project Diane to identify and support black women founders. The program is named for civil rights activist Diane Nash.

  • Kathryn Finney Is FOCUSed on Getting Black Women STARTed in Tech

    Attention tech entrepreneurs: If you’ve never heard of Kathryn Finney before, then pay attention; she is someone you should know. In fact, more importantly, if she knows you, she can be the best friend you’ve never had...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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