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Join us for a Fireside Chat with Courtne Smith, where we'll learn more about her journey to becoming CEO of a Tech company and the technical and soft skills she leverages to lead the team.
In this Fireside Chat edition of the Professional Learning Series, we'll speak with Courtne Smith - the Black female founder & CEO of NewNew, a social decision-making app where users join groups with friends and like-minded people to make everyday decisions. She raised funding for the company at an 8-Figure valuation along with her co-founder Filip Diarra; making her one of less than 20 Black female founders in the history of tech to do so. 
NewNew was selected by Snap Inc. as 1 of 9 companies worldwide for Snap’s Inaugural Yellow Collabs program, allowing NewNew to exclusively leverage Snap’s technology to build custom experiences for all Snapchatters. 
Standards for CS Teachers Alignment
Standard 2. Equity and Inclusion 
Effective CS teachers proactively advocate for equity and inclusion in the CS classroom. They work towards an intentional, equity-focused vision to improve access, engagement, and achievement for all of their students in CS.
2c. Represent diverse perspectives
Incorporate diverse perspectives and experiences of individuals from marginalized groups in curricular materials and instruction.
About the Professional Learning Series
Our Professional Learning Series was created to support the ongoing professional development of teachers and ultimately improve the quality of teaching and learning of K-12 computer science. These learning experiences are designed to align to CSTA Standards for CS Teachers and are delivered in a variety of modalities including webinars, meetings, fireside chats, and more. Learn more at www.csteachers.org  
Carlos Vazquez