The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Genma Stringer Holmes

GSH Media
Genma Stringer Holmes is a Serial Entrepreneur, Media Influencer and Editor-in-Chief. She is the owner of Holmes Pest Control, Executive Producer of Living Your Best Life Radio, and the Editor-in-Chief of GSH Media. She has created, managed and branded numerous award-winning Social Media Campaigns for non-profits and corporations. She has won several “Excellence in Communications” Awards and Merit Awards from IABC, International Association of Business Communicators, for her editorial work with several print publications and digital communication branding.

She has managed and created social media campaigns for The Ohio State University, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Houston, Intercultural Cancer Council, University of Tennessee at Memphis, Meharry Medical College, The Links, Incorporated and the National Day of the American Cowboy, to name a few.

Genma has also been recognized for her philanthropic endeavors by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a Difference Maker Honoree on National Philanthropy Day for her work with military families in 2015. In 2017, she was a Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence Honoree and she was chosen as the Brentwood Woman’s Club Member of the Year. In 2018, she was named one of The 25 Most Influential Black Women in America and she received the President’s Choice Award from the Brentwood-Franklin Women’s Service Club for her work with the General Federation of Women’s Club.

Genma is known nationally and internationally for her advocacy work for military families and the veteran communities. Genma has received numerous accolades for her work as the founder of the Military Fund at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee. Genma has helped raise over $600K for military families during her annual Christmas #livingtogivenow social media campaign and with her fundraisers that benefit veteran service organizations. She has proudly helped the Rotary Club of Nashville, the third largest Rotary Club in the world, Veteran’s Day Program for several years. She has been able to secure notable speakers who have made the program one of the club’s most attended events for several years in a row.

Genma has been featured in numerous publications including most recently Nashville Business Journal, The Tennessean, Style Blue Print, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Network Journal, Speakers Magazine and Huffington Post. She has been heard during the holidays on Tom Joyner Morning Show for nearly ten years and can be heard each weekend on Living Your Best Life Radio on WENO in Nashville.