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Shireen Mitchell


Stop Online Violence Against Women

District of Columbia


Cybersecurity Free Speech Information Technology Legislation Policy Privacy

Shireen Mitchell is an award-winning technological woman of color, founder, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, advocate, diversity analyst, and a political, digital & social strategist. Shireen is a serial founder. Digital Sisters/Sistas Inc. is the first organization to focus on women and girls of color in tech and online access. She created the first women of color web multimedia management firm (MHG). She founded Stop Online Violence Against Women (SOVAW) a project to address online threats against women particularly women who face both gender-based and racially charged threats of violence. She is co-founder of Nonprofit 2.0 and Feminism 2.0 conferences. Feminism 2.0 is the conference that jump-started traditional women’s organizations to join in using social media for organizing and the online outreach you see today. She is also co-founder of Human First Tech.

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Keywords: online harassment, diversity, tech policy, women in tech, tech hearings, tech legislation