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BAM Book Jam


Wednesday, September 14 at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET

At BAM, we believe stories move the world. We also believe that the most impactful stories are diverse ones. BAM Book Jam is an interactive book club series featuring conversations with diverse and innovative authors.

The BAM Book Jam will feature, "Upper Hand: The Future of Work for the Rest of Us," written by founder and CEO of The Plug, Sherrell Dorsey. In the book, readers will learn to think about how we can strategically shape the coming decade to include Black and Brown communities. Enhance your reading experience by watching Sherrell's short documentary about "Upper Hand" on Kweli.tv.

 

Sherrell Dorsey

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.

Upper Hand:

The Future of Work for the Rest of Us

In Upper Hand: The Future of Work for the Rest of Us, celebrated Founder and CEO of The Plug, Sherrell Dorsey, delivers a personal and eye-opening exploration of how to ensure that marginalized communities aren't left behind as technology continues its inexorable march forward. In the book, readers will learn to think about how we can strategically shape the coming decade to include Black and Brown communities.

Upper Hand offers guidelines, insights, and frameworks for navigating the new world of work that is dominated by Silicon Valley-rooted technologies, inaccessible networks, and constant automation that continues to slash jobs in the Black and Latinx population.

You'll find ways to:

Help families and community leaders design clear pathways to understanding alternatives to obsolescence

Thrive in an ever-changing, tech-driven economy that is beginning to leave people of color behind

Embrace new strategies that guarantee a place for Black and brown people in the new economy

The startling and insightful discussion in Upper Hand will earn it a place in the libraries of families, teachers, community advocates, workforce development leaders, professionals of color, as well as anyone interested in learning how to distribute the benefits of the new tech economy to those historically left out.


For more information about "Upper Hand: The Future of Work for the Rest of Us," visit Barnes and Nobles, and purchase your copy of the book today.