Panel Discussion

Empty Allyship: Using Data Journalism To Reveal Truths Over Rhetoric

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 Empty Allyship: Using Data Journalism To Reveal Truths Over Rhetoric

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Join Sherrell Dorsey a data journalist, social entrepreneur, and speaker who founded ThePLUG to provide in-depth reporting and analysis on the black innovation economy. Sherrell also founded Build the Good and BLKTECH Interactive. During this talk Sherrell will be joined by Labrina Loving, a Senior Engineer at Microsoft, to discuss how she uses data to cover whether companies are fighting for racial justice, the black innovation economy and more. ThePLUG recently published a spreadsheet, showing the delta between companies making statements in support of the Black Community with how many black people they employ.

Meet The Speakers

Labrina Loving
Labrina Loving
Sherrell Dorsey
Sherrell Dorsey

Sherrell Dorsey is a data journalist, social entrepreneur, and speaker. She is also the founder of ThePLUG, providing in-depth reporting and analysis on the Black innovation economy. As the founder of Build the Good, a community development consulting company, Sherrell runs BLKTECH Interactive—North Carolina’s first hub supporting over 2,000 Black entrepreneurs and technologists.