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Cheryl Contee: Democratizing entrepreneurship for women of color
Cheryl Contee is an entrepreneur, investor, writer, founder of a digital marketing agency Do Big Things, and currently the CEO of the Impact Seat Foundation, an organization that aims to level the playing field for women of color who want to become successful business leaders.
About This Episode
Cheryl Contee is an entrepreneur, investor, writer, founder of a digital marketing agency Do Big Things and currently the CEO of the Impact Seat Foundation, an organization that aims to level the playing field for women of color who want to become successful business leaders. Over the course of her career Cheryl was also successfull in building Attentive.ly, a social listening and marketing automation startup focused on developing tools for non-profits.
In our conversation with Cheryl we cover:
- Story of Attentive.ly and how Cheryl got the idea to build it
- Can developing tools for non-profits be profitable?
- Building first customer relationships
- The early days of Attentive.ly, board structure and role distribution
- First fundraising experiences with Attentive.ly
- The predicament of fundraising as a female founder of color
- Lack of investment diversity in the VC world
- Mission of the Impact Seat Foundation
- Tips for fist time founders
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Kim Roxie is the founder and CEO of LAMIK Beauty, licensed esthetician, motivational speaker, philanthropist and community advocate. Her company is creating makeup products made with organic ingredients that help women of color enhance their beauty.
Aaron Bailey is the CEO & co-founder of Builtfirst, a startup building cloud marketplace platform. Aaron’s company streamlines creation of community-based marketplaces and modernizes how SaaS and services are discovered and purchased.
Dr. Roshawnna Novellus is the founder and CEO of EnrichHER, a Techstars backed FinTech lending platform that streamlines capital deployment process for individual and institutional investors who want to support businesses led by women and people of color. EnrichHER has been in-market since 2019, deploying $14M in capital to traditional businesses from 47 states.