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[4] She received her B.A. from Yale University and has an International Executive M.B.A. from Georgetown University.


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, 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.


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.


  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 |". 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". Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  10. ^ "HuffPost Live". 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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