PRO Member Call: Policy and Entrepreneurship in the wake of the digital divide

Join us for a live video discussion with policy research leaders and inclusive ecosystem executives on the future of Black business ecosystems as broadband policy and funding evolves amid the pandemic.

We’ll discuss research and efforts in place supporting policy work on the ground and what types of efforts cities are putting forth to mitigate barriers to access.

Our featured guests include Chris Lewis, President and CEO at Public Knowledge, an organization that promotes open internet and access to affordable communications tools, and works to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.

And Fay Horwitt, President at Forward Cities, a national nonprofit equipping communities and regions to grow and sustain more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Key takeaways:

  • How COVID-19 is transforming policy initiatives around the digital divide.
  • How the digital divide affects innovation within vulnerable communities.
  • Key challenges facing the future of inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship.

This call takes place Thursday, April 16 at 10:00 am PST / 1:00PM EST. RSVP below. Members can register via

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Sherrell Dorsey

She is the founder and CEO of The Plug—a distinctive, Black tech news and insights platform covering Black innovators in tech, venture capital, future of work policy, and more. Follow Sherrell on Twitter @Sherrell_Dorsey.