Episodes

Season 2 Launching This Summer!

May 28, 2021

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 website for detailed show notes and ways to support the show. Support the show (…

Founders Product Management Financial Tech

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

April 21, 2021

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. We also discuss the difficulties that come with being a young start up fou…

Founders AI/ML

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

April 6, 2021

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 his passion for basketball would change, and eventually evolve into a passi…

Engineering Social Good

#19: Shason Briscoe - Software Engineer at SurveyMonkey

March 30, 2021

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 Silicon Valley and tech, what it's like to be an intern vs a full timer, and ho…

Business/Non-technical

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

March 18, 2021

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-technical standpoint, and we talk about the idea of betting on yourself and ho…

Business/Non-technical

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

March 12, 2021

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 describes his day-to-day work at Microsoft. Show Notes Introduction [0:00]…

Business/Non-technical

#16: Moby Howeidy - Internal Communications Specialist at Slack

Feb. 19, 2021

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 fell into tech. We also do a deep dive on what it means to figure out what …

Engineering Founders

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

Feb. 10, 2021

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 industry experience at Google and start ups that still struggles with imposter…

Social Entrepreneurs Engineering Education Founders Social Good

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

Jan. 19, 2021

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 problems that can be solved with technology and eventually became obsessed with i…

Education Founders Social Entrepreneurs Venture Capital Social Good

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

Jan. 6, 2021

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. She is currently a board member at Udemy and Black Girls Code, as well as an…

Guest: Heather Hiles
Founders Engineering

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

Dec. 18, 2020

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 Engineering at Names & Faces, in which he leads his team from Cape Town South Af…

Founders Engineering

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

Dec. 11, 2020

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 provides support for entrepreneurs and merchants selling products based in Af…

Guest: Charles Arday
Product Management Engineering

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

Nov. 19, 2020

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 year as a program manager intern. In this episode, Lance shares how he got…

Guest: Lance Davis
Engineering

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

Nov. 10, 2020

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. She has also worked at Netflix. Tia was also a Director of Engineering at Sl…

Guest: Tia Caldwell
Founders Business/Non-technical

#8: Orion Brown - Solopreneur and Founder of BlackTravelBox

Oct. 27, 2020

In this episode, I speak with the Orion Brown, a solopreneur, who founded Black Travel Box. She breaks down her journey from being Pre-med to Brand Management, and how she discovered an opportunity from the booming black travel movement. She is a startup founder and brand management professional wi…

Guest: Orion Brown
Founders Social Entrepreneurs Social Good

#7: Chanel Power - Accessibility UX Researcher at Apple and Founder of Mentor Me, Chanel!

Oct. 13, 2020

Chanel has had extensive experience in STEM ever since she was a child, and is currently a UX researcher at Apple. She is a strong advocate for helping the black community and is the founder of Mentor, Me Chanel: a program created to provide young black professionals with the resources they need to…

Guest: Chanel Power
Product Management Founders

#6: Kenton Rowland - Product Management Leader and Founder of helloGROOV

Oct. 6, 2020

Kenton is a lover of technology and product manager with experiences at Cardinal Health, Eventbrite, and currently Groups360. Since high school he has grown as an entrepreneurial leader and proves you don't need to go the "traditional" routes to become a PM. He also is a co-founder of helloGROOV : …

Venture Capital Social Entrepreneurs Founders Social Good

#5: Dimitri Wheeler - Investment Banking and Private Equity Analyst and Founder of Equal Equity Impact

Sept. 23, 2020

Dimitri is an investment banking and private equity analyst with experiences at Goldman Sachs, Battery Ventures, and more. He is also a co-founder of Equal Equity Impact : an investment firm that specifically invests in startups founded by underrepresented groups which includes Black, Latinx, Women…