Join us February 26, 2014 at 1pm EST for a Google+ Hangout on Net Neutrality. This LIVE hangout will discuss net neutrality and what the recent ruling against the FCC could mean for bloggers and their audiences.
Meet the Panelists:
Angela Benton is the Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator. Launched in 2011, NewME’s mission is to accelerate underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world. NewME has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine, among others for the work they are doing to ensure the technology entrepreneurship is accessible to women and minorities. Additionally, Angela and the inaugural class of NewME Accelerator were featured in CNN’s award winning documentary series Black in America: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley in 2011. Since their launch NewME has accelerated over 200 startups through their 12 week program in San Francisco and their national 3 day program in cities around the country. Angela has been recognized as a change agent and trailblazer by numerous publications and organizations including: Fast Company, Business Insider, Ebony Magazine, TheRoot, TheGrio, National Urban League, Black Enterprise Magazine, et al. She is the youngest Hall of Fame inductee of Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) and has been honored by Goldman Sachs as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.”
Danyelle Little is the founder and Editor in Chief of TheCubicleChick.com, an online blogazine focused on Career, Work/Life Balance, Family, Everyday Technology, and Watercooler Topics. A former HR Manager, Danyelle created her highly popular website after finding that there were not many reliable online resources for working parents. In four years, she has grown her site to national prominence and has been featured on many online multimedia portals including CNN.com, HLN.com, Huffington Post Live, ABCNews.com, Wall Street Journal, Glamour, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, to name a few. Danyelle has worked with several leading brands as a Brand Ambassador and Advocate.
Danyelle is also the mother of two, and has written two eBooks and working on her first printed publication. She currently speaks at conferences and conventions on topics relating to of Work/Life Balance, Career, Family, Entrepreneurship, and Social Giving. She is currently a professional member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Joseph Torres advocates in Washington to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the media reform movement's base. Joseph writes frequently on media and Internet issues and is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. Joseph also serves on the board of directors of the Center for Media Justice and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Before joining Free Press, Joseph worked as deputy director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was a journalist for several years. He earned a degree in communications from the College of Staten Island.
Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee is Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer for the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) where she is responsible for designing and implementing a research and policy agenda that supports MMTC’s mission, and advocates for telecom and Internet policy reform through legislation, rulemaking, executive orders, public-private partnerships, and best practices. Prior to joining MMTC, Dr. Turner-Lee was President and CEO for the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), a national membership association that educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry through pipeline development, hiring and retention. Prior to NAMIC, Dr. Turner-Lee was Vice President and the first Director of the Media and Technology Institute for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation’s leading research and public policy institutions whose work focuses on issues of concern to African Americans and other people of color. During her tenure, Dr. Turner-Lee created the first “National Minority Broadband Adoption Study” that has been cited by government, industry and community-based organizations interested in understanding and advancing Internet use for people of color. Most notably, the study was cited in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) congressionally mandated National Broadband Plan, and the FCC’s subsequent report detailing the information needs of communities. She also served as a senior executive at One Economy – a global nonprofit that uses the power of technology and information to expand opportunities for low-income people.
Dr. Turner-Lee serves on the board of directors for the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC). She is a former Research Fellow with Northwestern University’s Asset Based Community Development Institute, a Ford Foundation Rockwood Leadership Fellow, and has served as adjunct faculty at Northwestern and North Park Universities. She is the author of several research and policy publications and a sought out speaker on a variety of topics. She graduated with honors from Colgate University, has a doctorate in Sociology from Northwestern University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Meet the Moderator:
Jeneba Ghatt refers to herself as a social media butterfly and a momtechpreneur. She has founded and cofounded over a dozen businesses, startups, websites, blogs and nonprofits in the past in the service and digital online markets. She has also worn several hats in recent years: a blogger, columnist, publisher, adjunct instructor, political analyst and a managing law partner at her own boutique firm representing nonprofits, small businesses & individuals before administrative agencies, courts and the US Supreme Court. She is a Beltway insider who has reported news from the inside of the White House, Congress and court houses, and frequently attends media gathers and other summits at the White House. She is a frequent guest on various shows on the SiriusXM POTUS (Politics of the United States) channel. As the managing law partner at her own boutique firm, Ghatt Law Group, Ms. Ghatt represents nonprofits, small businesses & individuals and has won landmark communications law cases before the Federal ommunications Commission and represented small business and national civil rights organizations before the federal courts and the United States Supreme Court.