The Black Enterprise Network

The Black Enterprise Network

A podcast featuring black professionals in tech and entrepreneurship

Recent Episodes

#28: Talking AI, AI ethics, and microinvesting ft. Chinasa T. Okolo

Jan. 24, 2022

Chinasa is a computer science phd student at Cornell university with various research interests including health, computer vision, and AI ethics. She’s worked on a variety of projects related to AI and healthcare. And in her…

#27: The importance of leadership and community ft. Gwladys Keubon

Jan. 21, 2022

Gwladys majored in Chemical engineering at UC Davis and is currently a human factors engineer at Boeing. Though at the time of this interview she was a materials and process engineer which she’ll be referencing later on in t…

#26: The journey from "Hello World" to major tech executive ft. Nick Caldwell

Dec. 20, 2021

Nick Caldwell is a tech executive, speaker, angel investor and is currently the General Manager for Core Technologies at Twitter. He previously worked at Microsoft for 13 years as General Manager of the Power BI product, was…

Engineering Founders

#25: Serial entrepreneur protecting companies from unethical hackers ft. Tiffany Ricks

Aug. 12, 2021

Tiffany Ricks has been in the tech industry for over 15 years with an expertise in software engineering and cybersecurity. Her love for cybersecurity originated when she worked at a company that built out technology for the …


#24: The dream of becoming a hacker and escaping the traditional 9-5 ft. Samuel Bartels

Aug. 10, 2021

In this episode, Sam and I talk about what is was like trying to learn how to code in Ghana, the reason why he's worked remotely for various companies outside of doing a traditional 9-5 at a tech company, and we get into bal…

Founders Social Entrepreneurs

#23: Why this 23 year old turned down an offer at Google to start his own nonprofit ft. Jehron Petty

July 22, 2021

My guest for this episode is Jehron Petty. Jehron graduated from Cornell University last year and instead of taking a product management job at Google he decided to follow his entrepreneurial passion. At just 23 years old, J…

About the Host

Kimmiko James

Host and Producer

Kimmiko has a non-traditional background when it comes to getting into the tech industry. She doesn't major in Computer Science or Engineering, and landed two Software Engineering internships at Slack and recently a Product Management internship at WePay. She is also the host of the Black Enterprise Network podcast and aims to feature and amplify black voices in tech.