Episodes

August 12, 2021

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

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 U...

August 10, 2021

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

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 bala...

Engineering

July 22, 2021

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

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, Je...

Founders Social Entrepreneurs

July 06, 2021

#22: Nikolai Francis - Vice President of Product Management at WePay

My guest for this episode is Nikolai Francis. Nikolai has been in product for over 15 years. He comes from a family of engineers and currently works at WePay as a Vice President of Product Management. Compared to what's consi...

Product Management

May 28, 2021

Season 2 Launching This Summer!

Season 2 of The Black Enterprise Network is coming back this Summer and will feature 9 amazing black stories in tech! In the meantime, join our free Facebook group community ! Also be sure to check out the main podcast websit...

April 21, 2021

#21: Daniel Jimenez - Product Manager and Founder of Debtly

My guest for this episode is Daniel Jimenez. Daniel is a growth manager at SqlDBM and founder of Debtly. In this episode, he talks about his deep interest in finance and how that interest sparked the founding of his company. ...

Founders Product Management Financial Tech

April 06, 2021

#20: Darius Gant - Founder of Tesoro AI and Tech Investor

My guest for this episode is Darius Gant. Darius is the founder of Tesoro AI, an artificial intelligence start up. He's also an investment professional, as well as a former professional basketball player. He talks about how h...

Founders AI/ML

March 30, 2021

#19: Shason Briscoe - Software Engineer at SurveyMonkey

My guest for this episode is Shason Briscoe. Shason is a Software Engineer at Survey Monkey and advocate for growing diversity in the tech industry, especially for the black community. He shares how he got interested in Silic...

Engineering Social Good

March 18, 2021

#18: Jaimon Mcmillian - Associate Inside Sales Representative at Dell Technologies

My guest for this episode is Jaimon Mcmillian. Jaimon is an incoming Associate Inside Sales Representative at Dell Technologies and a fellow MLTer. He shares his interest in the tech industry and how he got in from a non-tech...

Business/Non-technical

March 12, 2021

#17: Dr. Stevens Bonhomme - Client Success Manager at Microsoft

My guest for this episode is Dr. Stevens Bonhomme. Dr. Stephens is a Client Success Manager at Microsoft. In this episode, he shares what got him interested in Economics, why he moved from Haiti to the United States. He also ...

Business/Non-technical

February 19, 2021

#16: Moby Howeidy - Internal Communications Specialist at Slack

My guest for this episode is Moby Howeidy. Moby is an internal communication specialist at Slack and one of my many amazing mentors. He shares how he used his passion for writing and journalism to grow in his career, how he f...

Business/Non-technical

February 10, 2021

#15: Ifueko Igbinedion - CTO and Co-founder of Hairtelligence

My guest for this episode is Ifueko Igbinedion. Ifueko is the CTO and co-founder of Hairtelligence: a black hair startup looking to innovate the beauty space by use of computer vision. She is an exceptional engineer with indu...

Engineering Founders

January 19, 2021

#14: Whitney Griffith - Pre-Med Student Turned Software Engineer at Microsoft and Social Entrepreneur

My guest for this episode is Whitney Griffith. Whitney originally had plans to get into medicine, but her path took a different turn in which she discovered Computer Science at Howard University. She was amazed at the problem...

Social Entrepreneurs Engineering Education Founders Social Good

January 06, 2021

#13: Heather Hiles - Founder and CEO of Imminent Equity and Board Member at Udemy

My guest for this episode is Heather Hiles. Heather has over 30 years of experience in education. She founded non-profit and for-profit organizations in Break-the-Cycle, San Francisco Works, Pathbrite, and Imminent Equity. Sh...

Education Founders Social Entrepreneurs Venture Capital Social Good

December 18, 2020

#12: Tanaka Mutakwa - VP of Engineering at Names & Faces and Founder of NoDaysOff Lifestyle Brand

My guest for this episode is Tanaka Mutakwa. Tanaka co-founded and runs a meetup group called Tech Leadership Meetup Cape Town: a community consisting of longtime, new, and aspiring technology leaders. He is also VP of Engine...

Founders Engineering

December 11, 2020

#11: Charles Arday - Mindset and Well-being Coach and Co-Founder of Winie Inc

My guest for this episode is Charles Arday. He is a mindset and wellbeing coach, as well as an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning hobbyist. Charles is also the current co-founder and CEO of Winie, a startup that pro...

Founders Engineering

November 19, 2020

#10: Lance Davis - Software Engineering and Product Management Intern at Apple

My guest for this episode is Lance Davis, a computer engineering student at North Carolina A&T State University. Lance has interned at Apple, both as a software engineer and product manager. He will be joining Microsoft next ...

Product Management Engineering

November 10, 2020

#9: Tia Caldwell - From Software Engineer at Microsoft to Director of Engineering at Slack

My guest for this episode is Tia Caldwell, who is a great mentor and leader. She has eleven years of professional experience at Microsoft, where she began as an intern and worked her way up to a senior engineering manager. Sh...

Engineering