Now in her second term as a Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) , Chairwoman Clyburn has served as the Acting Chairman of the FCC since her appointment by President Barack Obama in May of this year. The first woman to ever hold this role, Clyburn began her service at the FCC in August, 2009, after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Carolina. The Chairwoman has been a long-term advocate for media ownership rules that reflect the demographics of America, affordable universal telephone and high-speed internet access, greater broadband deployment and adoption throughout the nation, and transparency in regulation.
“We are absolutely honored and excited to have Chairwoman Clyburn as a keynote for FOCUS100 this year,” says digitalundivided Founder Kathryn Finney, “She is a true advocate and thought leader in the interactive communications space and we’re looking forward to her sharing her wealth of insights and ideas.”
Founded in 2012, DID is a Harlem based social enterprise that develops programs that increase the number of urban entrepreneurs, especially women, in the digital space. Its anchor symposium, FOCUS100 reached 3.7 million people, with 47 Million impressions in its inaugural year. This year’s event boasts a startup bootcamp, a symposium and the newly added Global Mobile Hackathon ™, a 24-hour Google sponsored event focuses on the development of applications that seek to enhance life in urban communities around the globe. 25% of the hackers slated for attendance will be black women. Sponsors for FOCUS100 2013 include Andreesen Horowitz, Gen Y Capital, Techstars, Google, BlogHer, MobileFuture, Oglivy, and sole financial sponsor American Express.
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digitalundivided (DID) is a social enterprise that develops programs that increase the participation of urban communities, with a focus on women, in the digital space.
FOCUS100 is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. This October 4th-6th in New York City, digitalundivided brings together top tech companies founded/co-founded by black women, innovative companies like Facebook, Google, AMEX and Microsoft, and top investors from firms like Andreesen Horowitz, Gen Y Capital, Techstars, and more for the most diverse tech conference on the planet. Over 80% of FOCUS100 speakers are women and/or people of color.