Panel Discussion

Where are the Black Women CEOs?

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Where are the Black Women CEOs?

Did you know that only two Black women have ever led a Fortune 500 company? Sian Morson, CEO of Kollective Mobile, and Candace Mitchell Harris, CEO of MYAVANA, are joined by PowerUp.org Founder Liza Wisner to discuss shattering the highest of all glass ceilings.

Meet The Speakers

Sian Morson
Sian Morson

Sian Morson is the ultimate multi-hyphenate; a change-agent, entrepreneur, author, and investor. An accomplished entrepreneur, Sian has founded 3 tech companies and has been at the forefront of technology for the past 15 years. In 2015, Sian was named one of 3 winners of the L’Oreal Women in Digital Award for her app Cast Beauty; the first Black woman to do so. Sian has authored two books, the best-selling Learn Design for iOS with Sketch and Design for iOS Development. She is currently at work on her 3rd book. Her educational background includes graduation from New York University’s Tisch School of the arts with a bachelor’s degree in Film & Television and a master’s degree in Electronic Art from Middlesex University in London. Currently, Sian is the Director of Strategy and Investments at the Starfish Accelerator – the first of its kind accelerator that invests in storytellers of color. In addition to her work at Starfish, Sian is an active angel investor and advisor to startups and founders including Funder.ai, GlowUp Games, and Kanna. Sian is regularly called upon to speak about topics ranging from diversity, to design and investing; and she has been featured globally in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Essence, Inc. Magazine and Fast Company.

Candace Mitchell Harris
Candace Mitchell Harris

Candace Mitchell Harris is cofounder and CEO of Techturized Inc., a high tech hair care company based in Atlanta, GA. Their first product, Myavana, is a personalized hair care service that recommends products and services based on scientific analysis of consumer’s hair type and texture. She was recently named on WWD’s Top 50 Beauty Innovators Under 40, 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the category of Retail and E-Commerce, and BET’s Next In Class STEM Award Winner. She graduated from Georgia Tech in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Her technology background includes undergraduate research in IT security and human computer interaction. Her company has been featured nationally on ‘The Real’ daytime talk show, Marie Claire Magazine, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry show, ESSENCE magazine, Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise, and Business Insider.

Liza Wisner
Liza Wisner

Liza Wisner is an award-winning television personality serving her community as a talent development expert and the curator of change agent training, including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies. Liza has more than a decade of experience in the human capital optimization space working with organizations around the world to help them actualize their potential so they can create jobs and support programs that make communities stronger. Professionally trained in computer science and educational technology, Liza has built an incredible career and has turned her love of automation into a fulfilling life, strategizing, and managing future skilling and automation initiatives. Liza is also the founder of social organizations, including the non-profit, ‘PowerUp.org’ whose mission is to bridge the digital divide and eliminate "Technology Poverty." For more information about Liza, visit her website: www.lizawisner.com