Media’s Influence on Black Business: BLKtech Voices Panel

02/22/2024 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CST

1 hour 30 mins

This Black History Month, join us for a powerful and enlightening panel discussion with influential Black leaders. Dive deep into the critical conversation about how media shapes the narrative and impacts Black founders and their enterprises.


Event Start Date:
February 22, 2024
Event End Date:
February 22, 2024
Event Venue:

In recognition of Black History Month, hear firsthand from thought leaders on the portrayal and impact of media on Black founders & leaders’ businesses. Get ready to dissect and discuss the powerful impact of media representation and explore its critical role in shaping the narrative and success of Black businesses.

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for entrepreneurs, media professionals, and anyone interested in the intersection of media and business in the Black community. Engage, learn, network, and be part of this important and inspiring conversation! 

Panel speakers

Maxwell Evans
Reporter at Block Club Chicago

South Shore resident and neighborhood reporter for Block Club Chicago, covering his home neighborhood, Hyde Park, Woodlawn and the Southeast Side. He writes daily about local businesses, politics, environmental justice, arts and culture — anything that’s relevant to his community.

Kasmer Quinn
             SR. Public Relations Consultant                   @ Wyn-Win Communications

Results-driven communications expert who has experience promoting her clients via media relations, social media, advertising, and marketing. She’s an event planner and community organizer who has the relationship-building skills to develop brand loyalty and goodwill for her clients.

Carmen White
Senior Contributor at xoNecole

Specializing in startups, Charmin’s niche is creating and managing digital content to build relationships, and incorporating obtained data into identifying strong-performance event marketing opportunities. She has reached audiences across the globe, as her written and published work has been viewed millions of times as a senior contributor and culture advocate with xoNecole.

Jewel Ifeguni
Founder & CEO of YouMatter Studios

Producer, Speaker, Writer, Director, and TV Host committed to building an inclusive world through media and tech. In 2021, she was named one of the 50 Women to Watch in Entrepreneurship – Women Doing it Big. Her specific experiences of racism, especially in the tech world, inspired her to create her own Media company, YouMatter Studios at the age of 19. She is currently host of the #1 Show on CANTV ” Every Day is a Yay”.

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