- We can create change by voting and advocating with our dollars
- Written by Dar'shun Kendrick
Written by Dar'shun Kendrick
Good Evening and thank you to everyone for being here today. To the wonderful Board members of Minority Access to Capital, Inc., thank you for receiving and supporting my vision for this organization. To the brave advisory board members, both potential and those already on board, we are excited about your presence here and in the future and your involvement and advise in the future. There is much work to do---but with your guidance we understand that 2017 will be an amazing year for MATC. And finally to the members and potential members gathered here today, on behalf of all Board members of MATC, we could not and cannot continue to further our mission without you so thank you for your support.
MATC Board of Directors would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members looking to create generational wealth!
Eric Mason, President, Mason Business Services
Kecia Blackmon, Apeel Company
Barry Callender, Principal Consultant, Korn Ferry
We are looking forward to putting your business in the Millioniare Club!
Membership Benefit Highlight
As a member, you have access to research Venture Capital Firm who are looking to invest capital in companies like yours. Log into your account and look under the Members Menu. There is an menu item labeled "Research Venture Capital Firms". Thee you will find thousands of VC Firms and their contact information.
We will be holding a technology online seminar session for members to better understand how to take advantage of the tools and technologies that are part of your membership benefit. The target date/time for the online seminar is July 14, 2017 @ 7:30pm.
FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Thursday, March 23, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Georgia State University College of Law - Atlanta
MATC presents a dynamic panel to share and discuss “The Art of Entrepreneurship”. An in-depth look into how to make something from nothing; a must attend event for young and seeking entrepreneurs.
African-Americans are more likely to get hired, but get paid less in tech industry
For all its so-called innovation and egalitarianism, Silicon Valley may remain just as problematic as the rest of America when it comes to the pay gap between African-American and white workers.
According to a study by Hired, a San Francisco-based tech worker recruiting firm, the average African-American candidate is 49% more likely to get hired than the average white candidate in the tech industry’s two largest markets, San Francisco and New York.
But when it comes to actual salaries, African-American tech workers — software engineers, in particular — woefully fall behind. According to the report, that’s because they ask for and receive significantly lower salaries: $113,000 and $115,000, respectively, versus their white counterparts who ask for and receive salaries ...