50 Black Women Founders To Watch
When Essence recognizes you as one of the 50 founders to watch, you stop work and go celebrate! Then get back and work even harder because you know that young black girls are looking up to you to succeed.
Practical Tips for Amplifying Diversity
Digital Undivided, Digital Diversity Network's Women of Color in Technology, New York, 2017
And the Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Award Winners are...
I wish I had savored this moment as best as I could. I knew I was going to lose to Pat McGrath, but who cares, I made the list!
How Black Female Founders Can Finally Break Through The Fundraising Gap In 2018
There are less than 25 black women that have funded businesses in the US. Here’s Dee Poku’s take on how black female can finally break through the fundraising gap
7 black business and Tech Professionals Who are changing the game.
I’d have loved this so much more, if the first sentence didn't have “beauty”
28 Black founders and Investors Making an Impact in Tech
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26 WOMEN OF COLOR DIVERSIFYING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SILICON VALLEY, MEDIA, AND BEYOND
Women tech entrepreneurs need to become 'visible figures'
Inspired by hidden figures, a group of black women with amazing careers formed a Visible Figures group. In this article, I shared the need to be more visible as a woman entrepreneur.
The top women in Digital, according to Cynopsis Media
Asmau Ahmed Turns Frustration Into Plum Perfect
This article balances my love for tech, business, and fashion. It’s one of the few I like - it doesn't dumb down the tech to make it relatable…
Dreamers And Doers: Seven Nigerian-American Women In Tech Trailblazers
A letter to Female Engineers...
This is a letter I wrote to the Society of Women Engineers, college students embarking on a career in engineering.
Asmau & Plum Perfect
Jordan Crook interviews the founder of Plum Perfect, Asmau Ahmed
New Makeup App Promises The Perfect Shade
Engineer Asmau Ahmed Launches App That Matches Beauty Products To Your Skin Tone
This App Will Change The Way You Buy Makeup
45 Free Beauty Apps You Need to Download Now
A Makeup Recommendation App that Really Works: Plum Perfect Cracks the Color Code
Plum Perfect: The Amazing New Beauty App Worthy of Its Buzz
An App That'll Help You Find Your Perfect Makeup Shade. Genius.
Upping the Beauty-Box Game
Asmau Ahmed Developed An App Called Plum Perfect To Help You Get Your Makeup Just Right
Fashtech Digest #3 | Apple Stores Recruiting Luxury Experts, Fashion & Tech + Sustainability, Glasses
Women@Forbes Under 30:
The Pipeline: How Do We Fix the Future?
Four leaders discuss how to keep girls and women engaged in STEM at each key stage of their career.
The Other Festival
Funding and running a successful business
Four female founders share the triumphs and challenges of funding and running a female founded business
Underrepresented: “We Power Tech” panelists talk about bridging the racial and digital divide
When Amazon invited me to speak about business, tech, and diversity, the only possible answer was ‘yes, of course!’. It was an opportunity to impart change via a wide reaching forum.
Keynote: Women In Tech Demo Day
Honored to have been the keynote speaker in the Capital One, Women In Tech demo day. The sheer brilliance of the demos blew my mind.
Mobile Photo Connect
Annual Conference and Award.
Mobile Photo Connect hosted and ranked 30 high profile apps and services. Thanks to our amazing team, Plum Perfect came in 2nd place.
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LDV Vision Summit
Asmau Ahmed: Computer Vision Knows What Colors Are Best For Your Furniture, Makeup And Clothes.
LDV Vision Summit 2015: Computer vision technology can now analyze your photos to help you personalize your look in seconds. Asmau will share how her company Plum Perfect is a visual recommendation engine which drives personalized advertising and e-commerce.
She Leads Africa
I spoke to a room full of African women entrepreneurs about Building Business In Tech. I walked away learning more that I taught! Those are the best meetings.
DiscoverYou NYC, 2017
Jay Manuel, celebrity makeup artist and former creative director of America’s Next Top Model hosted an event about self image, beauty and technology.
Digital Diversity Network's
Women of Color in Technology, Hosted by HBO
DDN’s Women of Color in Technology initiative was launched in May 2016 in partnership with HBO to educate, empower and ignite positive action to improve the future for women of color in the Innovation Economy. The panelists Asmau Ahmed, Founder & CEO, Plum Perfect, Deborah Berebichez, Ph.D., Chief Data Scientist, Metis; Kejo Clark, Director of Media Servicing Operations, HBO; Dr. Mitu Khandaker, Chief Creative Officer at Spirit AI; and Angela Lee, Founder of 37 Angels and Associate Dean & Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School all shared experiences and empowering career advice to an audience of 200 women of color in technology.
Luxury Forward, Paris.
Fashion, Beauty, Luxury, and Technology.
Luxury, Technology, and Paris. Need I say more? For the 1st edition of Luxury Forward, more than 60 personalities, major players in the ecosystem of Luxury, Fashion , Beauty, Retail and Technology gather on the stage of the Chamber of the Palais d'Iéna, Economic and Social Council, Paris.
Darden Business School, University of Virginia
When and Why to Seek Venture Capital: Entrepreneurs and Investors Share Their Insights
Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted a panel on venture capital funding for startups in New York City in late September 2017.
ABI.NY – Women Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit
Women in Tech Creating the Future
“We are on a quest to accelerate the pace of global innovation by working to ensure that the creators of technology mirror the people and societies who use it.”
At a time when input from women technologists is crucial to success in emerging and established companies, Anita Borg Institute organized a conference focused on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, research and products of women technologists.
Self-Care and Success
Zain Asher, CNN International Anchor, Karen Boykin- Towns, VP Corporate Affairs Pfizer, De’Ara Balenga, Director of Engagement, Hillary for America and I had a thoughtful discussion on how to navigate success, influence and change in a healthy way.