GeenieBox and Google Equal Black Women and Genius
Google has always been and continues to be cutting edge of with their products and services and on Monday, April 24, 2017 this event only added to their list of innovations.
In a recent study, new Black women receive more degrees than any other group in the U.S. and they are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, between 2009 and 2010, black women earned 68 percent of all associate degrees awarded to black students, as well as 66 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 71 percent of master’s degrees and 65 percent of all doctorates awarded to black students.
The story of Black women is that of ambition, thriving… of ge(e)nius. GeenieBox is a women’s empowerment subscription service profiling Black women who have redefined, remixed or leveraged identity (womanness, blackness, black womanness) for growth. Each month, an iconic woman shares a slice of her journey through a curated box featuring a book, beauty/productivity/wellness products, and VIP experiences (webinars, museum circles, events and more). GeenieBox is an exploration into how powerful Black women come to be and make magic in the world and how they work with each other and peers to level up. For Geenies, identity is power.
GeenieBox is partnered with Google’s Black Googler and Women@ Networks to present a conversation where attendees met Geenies via Lightning Talks and a Panel discussion on the recent trending topic, Black Women at Work.
The LIGHTNING TALKS were from:
Following the talks, was the BLACK WOMEN AT WORK PANEL with Chana Ginelle Ewing, Founder/CEO, GeenieBox as the moderator.
With the following panelists:
Rhonesha Byng, Founder, HerAgenda
Marcia Cole, CEO/Chief Creative Officer, Ivy Digital, LLC
Jamilah Lemieux, VP, News & Mens Programming, InteractiveOne
Renae Bluitt, In Her Shoes
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Head of Black Engagement at Google
Each of the women shared their experiences which were inspiring and for other women entrepreneurs.