"MINIMIZING BARRIERS TO ENTRY"
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Wilhelmina Jewell Sparks
@Jewell Sparks is the CEO and Founder of Strategic Diversity Group Incorporated (SDGI) and OTGC On The Green Carpet. She is also the Programme Director for Social Media Week Berlin '14. BiTHouse is a subsidiary of SDGI and serves the purpose of identifying opportunities enabling the inclusion and education of women, minority, elderly and veteran entrepreneurs / technologists in the tech space as it pertains to mainstream conferences, events, leadership, and community engagement. Jewell is a global business strategist specializing in providing "Out of the Box" business development and market diversification solutions for startups, nonprofits and businesses in transition. Jewell advises and mentors startups on team effectiveness, brand development, social media marketing, and funding strategies. A cellular biologist/business management professional turned inclusion hacker/serial entrepreneur, with over 20 years of sales, strategic alliance, organizational effectiveness and business development expertise, Jewell possesses the experience and the vision to formulate global business concepts and execute them successfully. She helps corporate entities and startups maintain and expand their current markets while attracting and engaging diverse consumer markets. Jewell is able to rapidly assess current business cultures and incorporate innovative solutions + business operation strategies necessary to create sustainable business models to address the needs of future generations. She helps organizations diversify their leadership teams in order to be effective in the following areas: organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion initiatives, strategic partnerships/alliances, social media messaging, conference development, hackathons and pitch event execution.
Operating out of Munich, Berlin, San Francisco, New York and Wichita and having lived in Japan for four years, Jewell has acquired unique skill sets enabling her to aid organizations with business expansion in various regions and diversify their markets across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. She is very active in various communities around the globe and is on the Working Group on Women for the American Sustainable Business Council amongst other boards and leadership teams. In 2000 she obtained her MBA in strategy, global markets and corporate communications from the University of San Francisco while working for Procter and Gamble Healthcare, and started her own consulting company in 2007 (Strategic Diversity Group) focused on "Bridging the Gap" between business, community, brands and social influencers. She is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of AgTech Connect, Intuit FT, Strategic Diversity Group Inc, OTGC-On The Green Carpet, and BiTHouse. Jewell utilizes her technical, corporate (Procter and Gamble, Syntex now Roche, Amgen) and startup expertise to empower organizations to put the right systems in place for long-term sustainability, organizational effectiveness, global expansion and customer engagement.
We focus on "CHANGE AGENTS" because they are essential to the continued growth and sustainability of the Internet of Things (IOT). These agents are usually disconnected from mainstream social and professional circles due to the lack of diversity amongst hiring managers, leadership teams and investment entities. We are focused on the Internet of People (IoP) to collaborate and create technology solutions for tomorrow.
BiTHouse cultivates "CHANGE AGENTS" by enabling individuals to tap into their unique skill sets, build confidence and generate interest in areas of STEAM. We provide a safe environment for youth, women and minorities to share their ideas and create innovative technology solutions with the potential to impact the world in which we live.
"INCLUSION FACTORS" Initiative
BiTHouse’s “Inclusion Factors” initiative was created due to the growing trend of national conversations focusing on diversity in technology.
BiTHouse Channels for Inclusion
BiTHouse’s Soul + Tech Connect™ “Inclusion Factors" Initiative targets youth, elderly, women and minorities. We utilize various types of channels to be inclusive of disadvantaged groups. We partner with organizations to execute these initiatives. Our programming includes a youth workshops, pitch preps, who's who events and tech showcasing for communities.
BiTHouse typically organizes 3 days of technology programming in collaboration with cities, corporations and events. Our programming focuses on Latino and African American youth, their parents, local entrepreneurs and minority technologists and entrepreneurs.
Partner and Sponsor Events
We sponsor and partner with organizers of several events in support of our "Inclusion Factors" Initiative
BiTHouse and AGTECH
Our Silicon Valley AgTech Team
BiTHouse was a sponsor and partner for the 1st Annual Silicon Valley AgTech Conference. The Silicon Valley AgTech Conference utilized the BiTHouse Pitch judging form as a result of our partnership with Many Mentors.
For more information about the conference visit: http://www.agtechconnect.com.
BiTHouse AgTech Team
BiTHouse leadership utilized members from our community partners to help execute our partnership for the Silicon Valley AgTech Conference.
Partnership, Sponsorship and programming
BiTHouse partnership leverages the the pr and marketing platform of technology conferences and corporations to deliver a value-driven marketing impact for brands and organizations looking for a direct connection with women and minority innovators who are collaborating and creating platforms and businesses that are impactful, scalable and in attendance. We will assist you with engaging women and minority technologists and entreprenuers leading up to, during and after your events. We work closely with partners and sponsors to:
• Promote brand identity
• Reach target demographics
• Integrate partner and sponsor products and services
• Draw the attention of community influencers, industry and media professionals
Sponsor BiTHouse workshops, panels and events in order to reach diverse markets and prepare minority technologists and entrepreneurs for the future. Draw the attention of community influencers, industry and media professionals. We help you identify women and minority technology professionals to judge your competitions, mentor and speak at your conferences and/or events. BiTHouse partners with various organizations in order to help diversify target markets, build brand awareness and organizational effectiveness. BiTHouse provides programming services for the following:
• Pitch contests • Hackathons • Conferences • High profile events
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Contact us for more information on developing a custom program to fit your brand’s needs. We are currently curating Panel Sessions and Core Conversations designed to provide conference attendees a unique opportunity for intimate engagement with the most connected women and minority names and minds in the technology arena.
Strategic Partners for Mentoring and Pitching
BiTHouse would not be able to make an impact without our strategic partners. BiTHouse is a coalition of targeted industry thought leaders, technology organizations and companies who have come together to acknowledge, support and promote the incorporation of women, minorities, elderly and veterans during mainstream technology events. By diversifying resources and talent, while curating content, we aid in shaping innovation and enhancing technology-related industries, products and services to be utilized by future generations.
In 2014 BiTHouse and partners will organize and execute programs focused on the IoT as it relates to the IoP.
BiTHouse Pitch Judges '14
BiTHouse selects a diverse group of technology and business professionals to assess business ideas and platforms pitched by diverse entrepreneurs who can impact the future.
Society, Culture and Stereotype Panelists
We had a great time at SXSW and collaborated with the City of Austin!
May 31 - June 1, 2014
The Central European Bitcoin expo provides an opportunity to introduce the potential of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies to countries, that are not really aware of its vast potential. Financial capitals such as Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Bratislava, Berlin, Budapest, Frankfurt, Ljubljana, Munich, Prague or Warsaw offer many opportunities to expand Bitcoin business.
CEBE acronym means Bitcoin business entry into the region of Central Europe. This region is represented by the following countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. It will be the first and biggest conference of its kind ever held in this area.
BiTHouse is pleased to partner with the Central European Bitcoin Expo.
Help BiTHouse aid women and minority entrepreneurs, technology professionals, and communities. BiTHouse accepts Paypal payments, sponsorships, donations and Bitcoins. Support BiTHouse programming for the 2014 Soul + Tech Connect "Inclusion Factors" Initiative and become a sponsor/partner. You and/or your organization can also donate products and services to the Sparks Fund in order to provide resources to entrepreneurs and technologists.
We noticed that during most tech events (hackathons, conferences), music is missing. Music is good for the soul and connects all. We added a few to get things started, but please send us your suggestions to add to the playlist. This is meant to be used throughout the world, and appeal to all types of folks who attend hackathons, pitch contests, tech conferences and workshops focused on various areas of STEAM. Let's add to this TOGETHER. Send an email to email@example.com. Please share this! #BHIF14
We are always looking for strategic parnters to help execute our programs and provide swag for our awesome participants.
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