In 2015, Whitney started the Tech Impact Fund at her alma mater, Davidson College, to help Davidson women and students of color explore interests in Computer Science. The Tech Impact Fund later began a collaboration with the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Hurt Hub invests in entrepreneurs by connecting the college, companies, and community partners with aspiring entrepreneurs for coaching, mentorship, and more. As a passionate maximizer of people and entrepreneur herself, Whitney cares deeply about the work the Hurt Hub is doing, particularly through the Gig-Hub program. The Gig-Hub is a platform that allows local businesses to hire current Davidson students for short term work in areas like data analytics, market research, copywriting, and other skills.
Recently, Whitney provided an additional investment in the Tech Impact Fund to expand it so that women-owned and underrepresented minority-owned businesses can hire students at no cost to them. “I’m overjoyed that I can help maximize the potential of Davidson students while also maximizing more and more businesses that are in need of our support during a very challenging time,” Whitney said. Check out the article to learn more about this awesome initiative and why it’s so important to Whitney.