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Dr. Joya Lyons has merged her role as a mother and a cosmetic dentist by launching a new “Tooth Fairy and Enchanted Tooth Box” children’s book alongside an Enchanted Tooth Box.  The book – launched by Enchanted Traditions LLC – aims to give children a modern and tech-enabled version of the classic tooth fairy story to adapt to the times we live in now.   Enchanted Traditions, founded by Dr. Joya Lyons, specializes in creating fun and interactive children’s picture storybooks. Dr. Lyons’ main goal is to use technology to spark

The Business of Tech’s Diversity report has revealed that diversity in IT leadership still has a long way to go.  What is The Business of Tech’s report all about?  The report, created by Dave Sobel, examines diversity development in tech leadership. Sobel, the host of The Business of Tech podcast, is a leading expert in delivering technology services. Through his podcast, Sobel discusses uncomfortable topics associated with tech and business – one of which is diversity.  “We love metrics in our industry. We have data and statistics and performance numbers

The tech industry has a diversity problem. At this point, improving diversity in the tech industry is no longer a moral imperative but a massive key to reducing economic inequality.  What is Capital One’s Make Today initiative?  Capital One is using its new initiative to promote diverse tech talent. The banking platforms hope this will be the first step in creating welcoming tech workplaces by building financial technology products that bring diverse perspectives to data solutions.  The Make Today initiative – which will be led by Kimberly Hall, Vice President of Software

What a year! Many of you who have been following our tech coverage closely have embarked on a journey that has been both stimulating and inspiring. Over the past year, we’ve ventured into a world of immersive technology that has seen a popular AI platform takeover of the internet and new life formed on the metaverse. It is hard to predict what 2023 has in store for the world of technology, but it is bound to be a rollercoaster – so get strapped in!  To commemorate the end of this

Jermaine (Jupiter) Murray, also known as ”The Job Father,” is paving the way for Black people in tech by using his LinkedIn page to help professionals secure jobs and recruiters diversify their hiring practices. According to recent reports, Black representation in tech is barely improving, with Black professionals only making up approximately 13% of the industry. Additionally, only 7% of Black people can break into high-tech, proving that the tech industry has an issue embracing and retaining Black talent. The recent layoffs have also shown how precarious Black people’s jobs

Black-owned tech platform, Colorintech, has officially announced that one of Europe’s biggest festivals is back for the third time. Colorintech, co-founded in 2016 by Dion McKenzie, Ashleigh Ainsley, and Vladimira Mesko Briestenska, was launched to help close the racial wealth gap by making the tech industry more inclusive.  The platform’s overall mission is to make Europe the most inclusive tech hub in the world – which is why the launch of its new festival couldn’t have come at a better time.  This year’s Black Tech Fest, which is the third event hosted by Colorintech,

Black-owned tech firm, Eminent Future, known for providing software development, project management, and analytics services to a range of businesses, has been awarded over $13 billion in a defense contract with the US Airforce and US Spaceforce.  Eminent Future, co-founded by José Risi and Isaac Barnes in 2009, has grown into one of Virginia’s fastest-growing companies. The tech firm, which led software development teams for both President Obama and President Trump’s administrations, uses AI technology to build the framework of their products.  The platform, which “prioritizes people over technology,” works directly with organizations to help

Recently, Esusu, a firm that builds the accountability and systems you need to save more, joined the list of growing Black-led startups that have hit the $1 billion valuation mark and it got me thinking…how many of you know that there are quite a few unicorns that have been led by Black founders or CEOs? So here’s a small but mighty list that might act as a source of inspiration to you. Firstly – a “Unicorn” is a venture capital term used to describe firms that have achieved a valuation of more than