Meet Sherrell Dorsey
Sherrell Dorsey is an American data journalist and entrepreneur.
She is the founder and CEO of The Plug—a distinctive, Black tech news and insights platform covering Black innovators in tech, venture capital, future of work policy, and more. Sherrell has grown the venture-backed media startup to thousands of subscribers, several hundred paid members and raised over $500,000 in equity-free capital.
She is also the new host of TED Tech via Apple Podcast. Listen in every Friday as TED speakers explore the way tech shapes how we think about society, science, design, business, and more.
She began her foray into journalism shortly after leaving college, as a contributing writer for Fast Company, The Atlantic's City Lab, The Root, Next City, Charlotte Observer, and many others
As a speaker and presenter, she has graced stages and inspired inclusive ecosystem builders and leaders at SXSW, Amazon, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Brookings Institution, and more. In 2018, Sherrell was named one of CNET's most inspiring women. In 2021, Adweek named her one of the top 100 creative business leaders.
Her work has been featured in VICE, The Washington Post, Seattle Times, The Information, and more.