The BOSS Network Presents Launch Summit “Minority Women In Technology” Series

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, The BOSS Network, celebrating 10 years of empowering women of color, presents “The Launch Summit.” The third annual event series meant to educate, empower, and promote minority women in technology. The event will take place during All-Star Weekend at Groupon Corporate Headquarters, in Chicago, IL from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

In the technology industry, less than 1 percent of founders who have received venture capital funds are African American or Hispanic. Minority women compose only a fraction of that 1 percent. The time is now to highlight extraordinary women who are breaking down barriers in technology and provide a platform for women to share their experience on how they’ve created and achieved success, provide a blueprint on navigating the workplace, and to educate and support the next generation of women in technology.

Presented by The BOSS Network, Founder Cameka Smith, and hosted by Groupon and community partner HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement), will feature a panel discussion composed of women in technology who are innovators in Building Your Online Brand, Leveraging A Career in Tech, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Funding Your Small Business. Our BOSS honoree, the first African American CEO of an NBA Team (Dallas Mavericks) and industry trailblazer, Cynthia Marshall will participate in a fireside conversation. The BOSS Network will also feature an award presentation specifically for “WNBA Player” entrepreneur and social media influencer Tamera “TY” Young.

This event is open to the public for men and women. Tickets at at an advance rate of $59.00 and $79.00 at regular price.


BOSS is an acronym for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and the Network’s mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. The BOSS Network is an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online, and event-based networking. To find out more about the BOSS Network, please visit The BOSS Network was named Forbes’ “Top 10 Career and Entrepreneurial Website for Women.” With over 100,000 women globally subscribed to the mailing list, over 200,000 fans on social media throughout the United States.

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