My name is… Sherrell Dorsey. My company is… ThePLUG, the first daily tech newsletter covering founders and innovators of color. It launched in 2016 and now reaches thousands of investors, students, and tech aficionados in six countries. Our goal is to connect people to newsmakers who and topics that often get overlooked in the daily technology and business conversation. People of color are creating and contributing so much in this space that we would be remiss to not see their work as a larger component of where we are heading as a society.

Before I started ThePLUG, I… was a marketing manager at Uber in Charlotte, NC and held a contract sales role at Google Fiber.

My first career aspiration was… to become a professional tap dancer. I began teaching tap at age 12 and created a business offering private lessons on weekends.

I made my very first dollar… sweeping up hair in my aunt’s salon before school and on weekends.

My ideal day is… kicked off with a hot cup of turmeric ginger tea from Serengeti Tea in Harlem and is followed by a strategy session with ThePLUG team to refine our growth model and build out an enterprise intelligence product on Black tech startups and investment firms.

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).

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