Social Innovation

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Darlene Gillard Jones

Darlene Gillard Jones
Chief Community Officer
digitalundivided / BIG Innovation Center and BIG Accelerator 

Darlene Gillard Jones is the Chief Community Officer and is a founding team member of digitalundivided (DID), a social enterprise that fosters economic growth through the empowerment of Black and Latina women entrepreneurs using innovation as a tool. In addition to providing leadership to DID’s staff and key stakeholders, Darlene oversees all community partnerships and events for the organization.  She is part of the leadership team behind some of DID’s signature programs and events including the recently launched BIG Innovation Center and BIG Accelerator program - the first and only space and tech accelerator program dedicated to the training and support of Black and Latina women founders of high-growth tech companies.  

Prior to DID, Darlene held senior leadership positions at several national media outlets for women including Women’s Wear Daily, W, Essence, and Elle Magazine. She has also spearheaded multi-million dollar special projects for Time Inc, eBay, Conde Nast and the International Downtown Association.

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