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Charlene Brown–– promoting Black Women in Tech

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Charlene Brown–– promoting Black Women in Tech

By PITTERSHAWN PALMER via http://amsterdamnews.com/

“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them,” said Madam C. J. Walker.“Black women in technology are the unicorns of mythology,” says Charlene Brown, a full stack web developer, branding specialist and owner of Bklyn Custom Designs (bklyncustomdesigns.com), one of few small women-owned tech companies aimed at ensuring new and established businesses that are professionally and effectively branded. “We are incredibly rare,” says Brown, who has been in business for nearly 20 years, “but we’ve come a long way.”

Creating new opportunities in technology is an ever-present challenge for Black women. Brown is no stranger to the many challenges faced by boutique and small Black women-owned tech companies. “Our current economic times are challenging enough when it comes to finding clients who are financially poised to utilize my services,” says Brown. “It …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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