Kathryn Finney
Kathryn Finney
Visionary CEO, Engaging Keynote Speaker, Builder of Awesome Things
 
 

Kathryn Finney

Builder. Thought Leader. Visionary

 
 
 
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Named by Inc Magazine as one of the most influential women in tech, Kathryn Finney has made her mark as a tech entrepreneur, social media visionary, “women in” advocate, investor, writer, and television correspondent.

 

A White House Champion of Change and a past member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) appointed by the Obama Administration, Kathryn is the founder and CEO of digitalundivided (DID), a social enterprise that fosters economic growth through the empowerment of Black and Latina women entrepreneurs using innovation as a tool. She is a former General Partner in the Harriet Fund, the first venture capital fund focused on Black and Latinx women founders.

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An Echoing Green Global Fellow and Eisenhower Fellow, Kathryn started digitalundivided after selling her company, The Budget Fashionista, one of the first lifestyle blogs. Since 2013, DID has impacted thousands of people and helped raise over $100 milion in investments. Her pioneering research, “#ProjectDiane”, drew widespread buzz for disrupting the dialogue around women of color and tech entrepreneurship.

The findings from #ProjectDiane put a unique spotlight on the problem of inclusion in the innovation space, leading digitalundivided to develop a “first of its kind” solution. digitalundivided’s BIG Incubator is the only space and program dedicated to the growth of high-growth tech businesses founded by Black and Latina women.

Kathryn has received numerous honors and awards including, the Grace Hopper ABIE award, Marie Claire’s 10 Women to Watch, Entrepreneurs Magazine’s “Woman to Watch”, Ebony Power 100, Black Enterprise “40 under 40” list, and was inducted into Spelman College’s “Game Changers Academy.” 

Kathryn was honored by the Borough of Manhattan with the “Kathryn Finney Appreciation Day”. In 2017, Kathryn received an Honorary Doctorate from Mount Holyoke College.

 
Kathryn receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Mount Holyoke College: 2017

Kathryn receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Mount Holyoke College: 2017

Kathryn Finney Bio (250 Words)

Kathryn Finney is the founder/CEO of digitalundivided, a social startup that is creating a world where women own their work using entrepreneurship and innovation as a tool.  A White House Champion of Change and a past member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) appointed by the Obama Administration, Since 2013, DID has impacted thousands of people and helped raise over $100 milion in investments. Her pioneering research, “#ProjectDiane”, drew widespread buzz for disrupting the dialogue around women of color and tech entrepreneurship.

The findings from #ProjectDiane put a unique spotlight on the problem of inclusion in the innovation space, leading digitalundivided to develop a “first of its kind” solution. digitalundivided’s BIG Incubator is the only space and program dedicated to the growth of high-growth tech businesses founded by Black and Latina women.

An Echoing Green Global Fellow and Eisenhower Fellow, Kathryn started digitalundivided after selling her company, TBF Group, one of the first online lifestyle media companies and working as an executive at BlogHer, Inc (sold to Sheknows), 

Kathryn has received numerous honors and awards including, the Grace Hopper ABIE award, Marie Claire’s 10 Women to Watch, Entrepreneurs Magazine’s “Woman to Watch”, Ebony Power 100, Black Enterprise “40 under 40” list, and was inducted into Spelman College’s “Game Changers Academy.”

Kathryn was honored by the Borough of Manhattan with the “Kathryn Finney Appreciation Day”. In 2017, Kathryn received an Honorary Doctorate from Mount Holyoke College.