Darlene is part of the Founding team, a partner and Chief Community Officer for digitalundivided (DID), a social enterprise that fosters economic growth through the empowerment of Black and Latina women entrepreneurs using innovation as a tool. In addition to providing executive co-leadership to DID’s staff and key stakeholders, Darlene oversees all community partnerships and events for the organization. She is part of the leadership team behind some of DID’s signature programs and events including the recently launched BIG Innovation Center and BIG Incubator program - the first and only space and tech accelerator program dedicated to the training and support of Black and Latina women founders of high-growth tech companies.
Prior to DID, Darlene held senior leadership positions at several national media outlets for women including Women’s Wear Daily, W, Essence, and Elle Magazine. She has also spearheaded special projects for Time Inc, eBay, Conde Nast, Disney, and the International Downtown Association