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Don’t wait for the system to let you in—break down the door and build your damn thing. In this episode, our incredible guest, Kathryn Finney digs into how you can build your businesses in a world that has overlooked and underestimated you. She discloses the power of entrepreneurship and why it is essential to understand the value of everyone’s work. Let’s build a startup and break down the barriers!
Kathryn cofounded Digitalundivided in 2012, the first incubator for Black and Latinx women. Her report, called Project Diane, revealed how little venture capital goes to startups founded by women of color; only 24 over two years. She also founded a financial lifestyle blog, The Budget Fashionista, and in 2014, became one of the first black women to sell her site.
[00:01 - 10:40] Opening Segment
Kathryn shares her experience in high school
Always take a risk and win
Show people what’s possible
Why the development of your core values is helpful
[10:41 - 20:30] The Power of Entrepreneurship
Kathryn’s emotional response to starting her entrepreneur journey
Have your own money and create a life that you control
When Kathryn decided to jump in to help other people to navigate entrepreneurship
The perception of success and its impact
[20:31 -31:00] Understand the Value of Everyone's Work
Where more work needs to be done in how we address the issue of people of color in business
The economic output we value
The black and brown communities
Kathryn’s outlook on the American exceptionalism
[31:01 - 38:27] Closing Segment
Introducing Build The Damn Thing
Inspire many people to do the same
The random round with Kathryn
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“You’re perfect in your imperfection. Who you’re is perfect. ” - Kathryn Finney
“Before you start building a company or product, understand who you are and what it is that you stand for.” - Kathryn Finney