Resist Being Average
March 04, 2022

Resist Being Average


Resist Being Average | Shelly Omilâdé Bell

This week's guest is Shelly Omilâdé Bell,the founder of Black Girl Ventures. Not only is she a computer scientist, but also a serial entrepreneur, a disruption strategist, and an inspirational speaker. Black Girl Ventures is a social enterprise that creates access to social and financial capital to black and brown women founders.

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Seeking advice from a higher power [2:07]

Building a community [3:40]

Change is the true goal  [8:45]

Doing what makes sense [11:17]

Using Black Girl Ventures to solve real problems [12:15]

Battling gender inequalities [13:47]

Done with toxic environments [17:57]

From zero to leadership [20:08]

Totally worth it to make a difference [22:36]

The secret to finding out what you don’t know [23:47]



I have to be conscious of where I came from because as a leader you have to know when to step back and let others grow and become leaders too.

You don't always get to scale in the way you had planned, but you might scale in a way that's even better and more profitable.

What we do at Black Girl Ventures is about people. It's about building community and doing what makes sense.

It's not that girls are less techie than boys. That's just not true. The way things are advertised and marketed to each of them is indicative of the real problem.

It doesn't make sense to stay working with teams or in an environment in which we don't feel valued or we're discriminated against.

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