12 Of The Smartest Women of Color On Twitter

So powerful I had to interrupt my photo series!


Fast Company, the premier magazine about media and technology, put out one of those lists again. This time it’s the 25 Smartest Women on Twitter. Though the list is not meant to be exhaustive, it is still severely lacking in terms of diversity.

The list, featured in the magazine’s “Work Smart” section, was published days after Harvard’s Shorenstein Center and Neiman Journalism Lab published a report that contained interviews with 61 media movers and shakers about the collision of journalism and digital technology; only two of the interviewees– two men — were persons of color. Like the Shorenstein and Neiman report, Fast Company’s list highlights familiar faces in media and technology circles including CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and NBC News Correspondent (and former first daughter) Chelsea Clinton. Fast Company also features less familiar power-brokers including Genevieve Bell, an Australian anthropologist and researcher who is a…

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