But Miami’s doing better, right? Everywhere you turn we’ve got women at the top, from CIC Miami to Black Tech Week to Wyncode.
But that doesn’t mean it’s all good.
As one female founder said about a recent article talking up our recent startup funding successes: “I read it and all I see is dudes, dudes and more dudes.”
As we try to put ourselves on the national map, it’s something we gotta get to talking about. This is what women on our tech scene have to say.
Wanna talk about it ASAP? Come out tonight to hear from women leaders in the corporate and startup worlds. Deets here.
Building off the success of summits in LA and Denver, national shared-use mobility conference Live.Ride.Share. is hitting Miami. If you think you’ve got some solutions to the way we move around our city, sign up and collab with national transportation leaders to forge the future of Miami transit.
My weekend is all booked. Miami Book Fair partnered up with Moonlighter makerspace to design a traveling, book-sharing installation built for kids. Meet the 9-year-old who dreamed it up and take it for a spin at Wynwood Yard this Saturday, Aug. 19.
Got a story about a sound that’s changed your life? Hit up The Standard Spa for open-mic storytelling this Thursday, April 17. Learn More ».
Model student. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting today to give Miami-Dade props for dropping its sanctuary city policy. He’ll speak at PortMiami at 3 p.m. and will highlight us as an example for cities like Chicago, whose response to Trump’s request was basically “hell no.” (Miami Herald)
P.S. Not sure what we’re talking about? Here’s our cheat sheet on sanctuary cities and where Miami stands.
Miami time. Miami-Dade tested the soil in Devon Aire Park in West Kendall two-and-a-half years ago, found high arsenic levels… and didn’t tell anyone until June of this year. Despite the fact that the park is attached to a school. (Miami Herald)
Movin’ on up. This map shows every single street Miami Beach plans to raise by 2025. (The Next Miami)
Justice is served. After months of investigating, Miami Beach has shut down four local massage parlors that were fronts for prostitution and human trafficking. Now the three people behind the abuse are behind bars. (Miami Herald)
Over it. A replica of a Confederate general has repped Florida in the U.S. Capitol since 1922. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is over it, and has asked the state legislature to hold a special session to vote to remove it. We already did that once before, but state reps couldn’t decide who to replace the general with, so he stayed put. (Tampa Bay Times)
“Just no.” Republicans Sen. Rubio, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, and Rep. Curbelo all slammed President Trump for saying Tuesday that “both sides” are to blame for the violence that went down in Charlottesville. (Miami Herald)
CIC Miami wants to capture the personality of Miami locals. Got a worthy photo submission? Submit and possibly get your artwork featured. Learn More ».
🚍 8/25: Live. Ride. Share. Miami.
🍿 Through 8/18: Popcorn Frights Film Festival
🍷 8/18: Canvas Club Painting + Wine
☕ 8/18: Creative Mornings: Najja Moon
🐶 8/19: Clear The Shelters
🍹 8/20: 27 Bar Takeover at The Anderson
🛍️ 8/20: Miami Flea
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