Darlene Gillard

Darlene Gillard Jones is the Chief Community Officer, a Partner and founding team member of 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 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. 

Darlene has more than 20 years of experience managing large-scale projects for brands such as eBay, BlogHer, Conde Nast, Time Inc., and the International Downtown Association. Prior to DID, she held senior leadership positions at several national media outlets for women including Women’s Wear Daily, W, Essence, and Elle Magazine.


Darlene's Session

Project Diane: Black Women and Capital