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Ashima Sharma: Breaking Down Social Barriers to Mentorship Accessibility

Ashima Sharma: Breaking Down Social Barriers to Mentorship Accessibility
Ashima: Glad to be here, Spiffy! Mentorship is a powerful tool: mentors can support, guide, and encourage you in your education and dreams. However, mentorship is not something everyone has access to today. It can be hard to know who to go to, how to find a mentor, and how to ask them to help you. So that is why we started Dreami. We want to make sure everyone has the power of a mentor to support them in their dreams and goals. Dreami believes that together, we are limitless.

Alissa Orlando: Putting Drivers in the Driving Seat of the For-Hire Vehicle Industry

Alissa Orlando: Putting Drivers in the Driving Seat of the For-Hire Vehicle Industry

Alissa: Great to be here, Spiffy! The Drivers Cooperative is a driver-owned ride-hailing cooperative in New York City. Drivers make more on each trip, all profits go back to drivers, and drivers have democratic control over the decisions that affect their lives. Our mission is to end exploitative conditions in the for-hire vehicle industry through system change—putting drivers in the driver’s seat of the platform economy.

Tyrance Billingsley II: The Rebirth of Black Wall Street Through Technology

Tyrance Billingsley II: The Rebirth of Black Wall Street Through Technology
Tyrance: It’s my pleasure to be here, Spiffy! Black Tech Street's mission is to rebirth Black Wall Street as a premier Black Tech Ecosystem and catalyze a movement that sees Black people embrace STEM and entrepreneurship to build wealth and impact the world. In the day to day, we serve as a liaison between the Tulsa ecosystem and Black-Tech-focused opportunities as well as the chief storyteller for the rebirth of Black Wall Street through technology.