The founder of the Atlanta-based organization digitalundivided and creator of the BIG Innovation Center explains how people of color can achieve economic parity via the tech industry.

Originally Published by Dar’shun Kendrick in Black Enterprise.

As you know, February is Black History month. I know most of you have been bombarded with Black History facts about the past throughout the month, however, I’d like to take the time to highlight the black future. With this in mind, it gives me pleasure to highlight one of my favorite black technology entrepreneurs, Kathryn Finney, who lives in my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta has been labeled “Black Mecca” for African American entrepreneurs, according to  For three years straight, metro Atlanta has had the largest number of black-owned businesses in the nation, as reported by

Fortunately, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kathryn Finney, a dynamic, funny, and kind tech entrepreneur, while at the Georgia State Capitol. As always, this interview is connected to economic justice. To me, economic justice means economic parity among women and racial minorities, in order to access the same wealth generating and building tools as white or male counterparts. In my opinion, as backed up by facts, technology is one of the ways to economic parity in our communities.

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