Hello and welcome back to Equitya startup business podcast where we reveal the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
This is our Wednesday show where we focus on one topic, consider a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha asked: What happens when a black founder gets kicked out? Alex is back on the mic after a week away and we’ve got Dominique-Madori Davies (follow her at Twitter and Instagram) to talk to us about it. After all, the main question was inspired by her latest TC+ column.
Here’s what we got ourselves into:
- The growing tension in the Black Girls Code, which began last December with the “indefinite suspension” of Bryant.
- Bryant’s eventual suspension earlier this month and the outpouring of public support for the leader. This conversation brought us to the reality of who can speak publicly and who can only do so informally and without attribution.
- Davis article on the symbolism of removing a black founder from a leadership position
- Inherent bias and how to navigate it in the stories we hear and the advice we receive.