Taking the Upper Hand - Technology and the Future of Work With Sherrell DorseyYour Next Move

Taking the Upper Hand - Technology and the Future of Work With Sherrell Dorsey

With so many initiatives telling minority communities they're not represented, not included, and not able to make a particular income, what if we could flip the narrative and say, “What if someone could give you the upper hand?"

Tune in as Sherrell Dorsey, founder and CEO of The Plug, gets the conversation started for families and communities traditionally not included in the dialogue around tech and the future of work. As the CEO of a distinctive black tech news and insight platform covering black pioneers in tech, venture capital, and work policy, Sherrell is changing the idea of who gets to be an innovator and genius and where these conversations exist.

Don’t miss Sherrell’s tips for anyone interested in launching a company in tech and why it’s time for the black and brown community to take the upper hand.


  • Who is Sherrell Dorsey?
  • What inspired “Upper Hand: The Future of Work for the Rest of Us”?
  • Technology is truly about making creating efficiencies
  • How the pandemic positively and negatively affected the world of work
  • Why we need the “Upper Hand”
  • Bridging the gap of the innovation language barrier


“Journalism has been intellectually lazy about shaping and building out that narrative of what is a black technologist. What’s a brown technologist? What’s a female technologist looks like, that's not in a tokenization kind of way.”

“When I thought about what is my goal, I want people to feel like they are empowered to participate in the future of work. That they wouldn't be a victim of it.”


Check out The Plug and sign-up for weekly briefings at: tpinsights.com

Learn more about Sherrell Dorsey at: sherrelldorsey.com

IG | instagram.com/sherrell_dorsey

Find the “Upper Hand: The Future of Work for the Rest of Us” on Amazon and where all books are sold!

Have career and leadership development questions? Email Kimberly at podcast@manifestyourself.com

Learn more about Kimberly Brown and download a free career strategy template at kimberlybonline.com

Read the book “Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You’ll Love” at nextmovebestmovebook.com

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Twitter | twitter.com/kimberlybonline

LinkedIn | linkedin.com/in/kimberlybonline

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Kim gives practical, USEFUL career advice. I look forward to new episodes every week.

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Loving this podcast. The information Kimberly is sharing is invaluable! A must listen if you feel stuck, “lost”, or misguided in your career life. These are great takeaways that can even be applied outside of your work life to be honest. Looking forward to more.

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So, so good! Kimberly just has IT!

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Kimberly’s content is billed as being for women and people of color. As a white male, I feel that her content is universally applicable. As a person that benefited from privilege I appreciate having access to this point of view. I feel that being able to get an understanding of these topics from her perspective helps me better approach these topics with my employees.I hope she keeps producing new episodes and publishing books.

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