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Aniyia Williams Was Awarded Her First Patent and Now Wants More Founders of Color to Build Hardware

“I got the crazy idea that maybe I can be the person to make this necklace that was also headphones,” said Aniyia Williams, founder and CEO of Tinsel. The Dipper, known as “ the world’s first audio necklace,” signifies the fruits of Williams’ labor, two years in the making. The sleek design is fashionable and functional …

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Dr. Nashlie Sephus and Ivan Walker honored as National GEM Consortium alumni of the year.

A Middle School Friendship Led to the Engineering of a Visual Recognition Tech Company

Dr. Nashlie Sephus and Ivan Walker were born and raised in Jackson, MS. Nashlie credits her 8th-grade science teacher for introducing her to an engineering summer camp for girls where she became fascinated with the fundamentals of computers. “I still often say that I naively chose the field because I had no idea how difficult yet rewarding that decision …

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