Cheryl Contee

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Cheryl Contee
Cheryl Contee 2010.jpg
Contee in 2010
Born United States
Residence California, United States
Occupation Blogger, writer, businessperson

Cheryl Contee is an American blogger, writer, and a businessperson. She co-founded Jack and Jill Politics,[1] named one of the top 10 black blogs in 2008,[2] where she wrote under the pseudonym "Jill Tubman". She is the co-founder of Fission Strategy[3] and Attentive.ly.[4] She received her B.A. from Yale University and has an International Executive M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

Entrepreneurship[edit]

In 2008, Cheryl co-founded Fission Strategy, a women- and minority-owned tech company. Fission is an Internet strategy and web development firm that specializes in nonprofits and foundations. She is also the co-founder of Attentive.ly, a rising tech startup specializing in influencer marketing technology, and co-founder of #YesWeCode,[5] which represents the movement to help over 100,000 low opportunity youth to become high quality coders.

Recognition[edit]

Cheryl was included in the first The Root 100 list of established and emerging African-American leaders.[6] Huffington Post listed her as one of the Top 27 Female Founders in Tech to Follow on Twitter in 2011,[7] as did Black Enterprise. Fast Company named her one of their 2010 Most Influential Women in Tech.[8] Cheryl was also named in The Influencers 50 in Campaigns and Elections magazine.[9]

Media appearances[edit]

Contee's work has been published in the Washington Post, The New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, BBC, MSNBC and CNN, HuffPost Live,[10] Social Venture Network[11] among other media appearances. She is also on several boards and advisory committees including: Netroots Nation, BlogHer, Blogging While Brown, Applied Research Center, and CommonGoods.Net.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheryl Contee describes 'Harlem Renaissance 2.0'
  2. ^ "Top Ten Black Blogs (July 2008)". Electronic Village. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cheryl Contee – Fission Strategy". Fission Strategy. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Our Founders | Attentive.ly". attentive.ly. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Team". #YesWeCode. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  6. ^ Authors. "The Root 100 Profiles". The Root. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  7. ^ "27 Female Founders in Tech To Follow". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  8. ^ "THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY 2010 – Cheryl Contee". Fast Company. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  9. ^ "The Influencers 50". campaignsandelections.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  10. ^ "HuffPost Live". live.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  11. ^ Social Venture Network (July 2, 2014), "Never Stop" – Cheryl Contee, CEO, Fission Strategy, retrieved 2016-02-18 

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