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Seun Erinle definitely has her hands full. She’s 1/2 of the Chattanooga-based design company Grid Principles, she teaches students ages 12-18 about website development through her program A.I.R. Labs, and she’s the creator of BlerdNation, a growing social network for the Black nerd community.

We talked about how she manages to juggle it all, what she’s learned since becoming an entrepreneur, and the bustling tech scene across Africa (particularly Nigeria). Seun’s upbeat attitude and persistent nature has definitely set her up for success. Learn more about her in this week’s interview!


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Co-working spaces are shared office environments where people pay rent for table or office space. Unlike typical office environments, most people using co-working spaces do not work for the same organization. However, co-working spaces can provide opportunities for collaborating and networking with other independent professionals. In addition to providing many of the amenities of a traditional office — Wi-Fi, a physical address, meeting spaces, etc. — co-working spaces also host fundraisers, happy hours, networking mixers, and other special events as a way for people to socialize with others “after work”, so to speak.

Why are co-working spaces important specifically for Black designers and developers? Experts predict that 40% of the American workforce (about 60 million people) will be freelancers by the year 2020. Research from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation revealed that over 64% of African-American millennials want to start their own businesses. As more Blacks around the world become entrepreneurs and freelancers, co-working spaces can become a valuable option.

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What a great month of interviews! I’m ending November with the amazing De Angela Duff.

I heard about De Angela through Rashida White, and her bio truly speaks for itself. She’s designed websites for some of the biggest music artists in the 90s, like Alicia Keys, David Bowie, and Britney Spears. De Angela currently serves as the Co-Director of Integrated Digital Media at NYU, working on next-level technologies like augmented reality and brainwaves. Did I mention she’s a diehard Prince fan too? Afrofuturistic!

Press play and learn more about De Angela’s inspiring journey and her current work!

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This is our 50th podcast interview! And I couldn’t be more excited to share with you this conversation with Angelica Ross.

Angelica is the CEO and executive director of TransTech Social Enterprises, a training academy and apprenticeship program that aims to empower, educate and employ the trans community through the use of technology while promoting innovation, independence and entrepreneurship. She is someone who has made her career out of helping others navigate the challenges that come along with being a member of more than one minority.

Angelica’s path is truly inspiring, and I couldn’t be happier to share her story with you. Thank you Angelica, and thanks to you all for 50 episodes of the Revision Path podcast!

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Akilah Thompkins-Robinson is a web designer and e-commerce coach, and is the owner of AKZMe Designs and Online Boutique Source.

Akilah shared why she loves working on e-commerce websites, how Pat Flynn helped her think about niche marketing, which platform crafters should use for online sales, and how her sorority helped her get an eye for design (and for business)!

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