Women in Business Profile: Angela Benton

February 13, 2013

Stereotypes of America’s business culture traditionally place youth, minorities and women at a disadvantage.  Angela Benton is all three, and these “challenges” haven’t come close to stopping her.  Benton is the CEO of two companies, Black Web Media and NewME Accelerator.  The latter is an organization created to “educate accelerate and empower underrepresented tech entrepreneurs throughout the world.”  Yes, Angela Benton is doing her best to shake up the current status quo.

Angela has been recognized as a change agent and industry influencer by numerous outlets, including:

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
  • Fast Company
  • Ebony Magazine
  • TheRoot
  • TheGrio
  • National Urban League
  • Black Enterprise Magazine
  • Minority Media and Telecommunication Council Hall of Fame (she is the youngest-ever inductee)

The list could continue much longer, but you get the idea:  Benton’s work to make the technology industry accessible to women and minorities is important and successful.

Benton’s other company, Black Web Media, specializes in new media targeting highly influential, tech savvy, multicultural audiences.  Benton’s career in new media has earned her recognition by Fast Company as one of the “Most Influential Women in Technology.”

We’re excited to have this fascinating woman participate in our “Women Entrepreneurs Who Mean Business” panel during the afternoon session of our Summit.  She will be joined by other female entrepreneurs who will share their inspiring stories about starting and growing their businesses, as well as the challenges and opportunities for female entrepreneurs today.   If you’d like to attend this free event, please click here to RSVP.