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Morgan DeBaun  👩🏽‍💻 @blavityinc + @mrozeessentials 🧖🏽‍♀️

A community isn’t about being physically close to each other or in the same social circles. It’s about each individual taking personal responsibility for the betterment of the network. Our futures are intertwined. The energy this weekend was a powerful reminder of our shared collective power. ❤️ thanks to everyone who put in countless hours to make this experience magical for our community.
Special love to our vendors/contractors:
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• After party: @fourloco @wjkj • pre dinner and post brunch @beloved1906 @rashaddrakeford @chrislyons *
Creative design and production: Jason +@blueprintstudiosevents * registration: @marblesfoundevents * Dinner every night!: @chefkathyfang
* Venue and after party: @themidwaysf Dave+ @nonplusultrainc *
Lunch: #reddoorcatering *
A/V: #fourmoon *
Speaker and hospitality: @teehails * Client vendors: @itsyazzibaby • stylist: @mspaigexo * #AfroTech
DJs who kept us dancing all weekend @djbhen @djmiccheck @nanananaofficial

Grateful for the love this weekend. #AfroTech

It’s such a big week! I can’t sleep. The election and @afro.tech / can’t wait to see my tech family this weekend in SF. Drop a 👩🏽‍💻👨🏾‍💻 if you’re coming. #AfroTech

Spoke today @summit. My new thing during talks is to share specific tips (and mistakes! 😑)on stage for other creators or #founders trying to build a community. ••• One tip from today:
Find investors who have the same values as you and your company. Mission aligned investors can go along way to helping you weather tough times and help you stay grounded as you get big.

Nothing like a surprise pit stop to visit my parents to keep things in perspective and stay grounded. Love these two! They always remind me to focus on what matters: God, Family, Impact, Legacy and ❤️

Saint Louis silky / went home to talk biz and growing your company to a room full of women entrepreneurs. I shared some of the mistakes I made managing our cash flow at Blavity and going after the wrong investors 🤦🏽‍♀️. Thanks to everyone who came out for brunch!

Red lights 🚨CALI to ATL

Candids in the office. Grateful for @smashgalaxy! Couldn’t do this thang without you! Ladies surround yourself with other female bosses. 👩🏽‍💻💁🏾‍♀️👩🏽‍🏫 #Blavityfam

I pretty much always order dessert.

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” - #WarrenBuffett // 🌴🌱what trees are you planting for others? Let me know in the comments. 👇🏾 📸 @tauriacphoto

Humbled to receive the founder of the year award from @blackenterprise this year in the bay. Full circle moment for me. 🙏🏽 the first black publication I ever read (shout out to Daddy DeBaun for training me on black excellence early!).

Ashley, Jeff and I are in Houston at the largest women’s conference for engineers. The booth we were at wasn’t getting enough relevant candidates for our open positions but we KNEW there were some #Blavity fans in the 30k #ghc18 conference somewhere! Our company is on a serious mission to recruit the top engineers (and being at the conference was expensive AF) so... •••••••
I hit my team with my favorite phrase “what if...”. What if we had a meetup?! TONIGHT... (it was 2:30 btw). Team said: “we’ll make it happen”, found a venue, made assets and promoted the event in under 60 minutes for an event *3 hours* away 😅. •••••••
As a result, we had over 25 happy women show up and kick it. Other companies would have spent 2 months planning this event with the same result. Other people would have looked at my DMs and said “nah, Morgan I’m busy RN!” Thanks to my squad for always holding me down and making the impossible happen. #startuplife #blackwomenengineers

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