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Spotlight on BGV Durham: Leadership Lessons

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

This February, our BGV Chapter Spotlight Series is focused on Durham! Our Durham Venture Board is comprised of five influential Change Agents who are committed to expanding opportunities for Black and Brown woman-identifying founders in the Triangle Area.


Kimberlee Blocker, Bria Davenport, Tatiana Johnson, Nicole Oxendine, and Joan Yabani are working to revitalize a city that was once known as the Black Wall Street. In organizing the Black Girl Ventures Pitch Competition Program, entrepreneurial training, programming and networking opportunities for Black and Brown women founders, our Durham Change Agents are poised to make a lasting impact in the local startup ecosystem. Here’s what they had to say about the most important leadership lessons they’ve learned.