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4 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Wonder Woman

DC and Warner Brothers’ new Wonder Woman film has broken records and inspired movie goers across the world. The movie stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. The script was written by long-time comic writer Allan Heinberg, who has previously worked on Wonder Woman comics, and directed by Patty Jenkins.

From the get-go, Wonder Woman was already diversifying itself from the barrage of superhero movies being churned out in recent years — it was a live-action superhero film with a female lead AND a female director.

ID4A TECHNOLOGIES WAS NAMED ONE OF THE “BEST ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPANIES IN AMERICA” BY ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S 2016 ENTREPRENEUR 360™ LIST.

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As we end 2016 on a very high note, I am reflecting on all the great achievements we made, the amazing people who joined our community, and the fruits of labor and growth that we acquired over months and years of persistent hard work with an outstanding leadership and team.

ID4A TECHNOLOGIES WAS NAMED ONE OF THE “BEST ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPANIES IN AMERICA” BY ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S 2016 ENTREPRENEUR 360™ LIST.

Diversity in the Social Enterprise Space

I work as a web developer at one of the oldest and largest organizations in the social entrepreneurship space. I’m relatively new to the crew, having moved in the last 18 months from the West Coast to the Washington DC area for this work.

I also make an effort to speak, write, and discuss about technology, women in tech, entrepreneurship, social justice, and the “triple bottom line.”

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Visible Greatness: 14 Black Female Founders Who Shine

Being a Black female tech entrepreneur continues to be an incredible experience. In the midst of the crazy that is co-founding a company — I’ve been intentional about taking brief moments to reflect, celebrate and share.

Recently, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time thinking about the impact that Black women have made in business and tech both in this country and globally. Far too often, our conversations focus on the missing…rather than the present.

25 Tips on How to Behave

I have an ongoing list of tips to help me remember how I want to behave. Any other suggestions? Add in comments or tweet me.

1) Realize that everyone has their own internal challenge with which they are dealing — empathy, kindness, and tolerance will go a long way to smoothing relationships. Patience. Generosity. Compassion.

Why You Should Never Sleep with a VC on the First Date

You’ve heard the age-old adage, “Taking money from a VC is like getting married.” It’s true. The average company exit — whether it is through an acquisition or an IPO — will occur within 8 years of starting a company. Based on a 2009 Census study, marriage exits (more commonly referred to as divorces) typically occur within 8 years of walking down the aisle.

Courting investors bears similarities to courting a mate.

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement?#iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has received over 170,000 tweets and has been covered in countless news outlets. In addition to an influx of incredibly heart-warming and positive support, many people have reached out to me for advice on how I learned how to code without a formal college education. I wanted the opportunity to give everyone an illustrative and thoughtful response, so that is now my intention with this Medium post.