Blavity is a San Francisco-based tech startup founded by Morgan DeBaun in 2014. The site is an interactive and thriving social engine that focuses on the lives, stories and shared experiences of Black millennials in the United States. However, the site is just the tip of the iceberg. It features listicles, curated videos and articles about Black current events and history in addition to providing resources for Blerds in tech.
However, there is much more.The startup created the Blavity House for women of color to stay at during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. This house is for women interested in tech, brainstorming ideas and networking to change the very homogeneous industry that is technology. For more info on that, check out their site.
Their most current project is a web series that shines a light on the inner workings of Silicon Valley from the perspective of women working there.
According to Elon Evora for Blavity.com, “the six-part web series, premiering this Thursday, June 4, features entrepreneurial women who hold positions at Google, Facebook and a variety of emerging startups. The series delves into the unique experiences of professionals who range in age, background, career and workplace. Despite differences, each of their stories has one commonality, they are all black women working in Silicon Valley where they are a part of a scarce minority.”
For those who are interested, here is a trailer for your viewing pleasure: