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Kiera Smalls

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Kiera Smalls: Community-building and collaboration to support the growth of local entrepreneurs


Music for this podcast is produced by Kilamanzego.


27 Jul 2020

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Episode #15:  Creating Space for Self Care with Kiera Smalls

The Keystone - A Podcast For Ecosystem Builders

In this episode we are joined by Kiera Smalls, Executive Director of Philly Startup Leaders and co-founder of City Fit Girls. We'll be discussing ways of bring self-compassion and mental health awareness to the startup scene.Show notes: https://medium.com/p/a0089a4d00adWebsite: www.ecosystem.buildersSeason 2 Partners:AFWERX: https://www.afwerx.af.mil/Startup Space: https://www.startupspace.us/Clique: https://clique.ai/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 Apr 2020

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Kiera Smalls and Jennifer Maher: How to Build a Tech Ecosystem For Everyone

Ideas Elevated

Even though it’s 2019, the gender gap in the tech industry is still huge. So at Philly Startup Leaders Entrepreneur Expo, a flagship event of Philly Tech Week, we sat down with two women who are beating the odds in the tech world.Jennifer Maher is the CEO over at 1776, a business incubator that has roots in Pennsylvania, DC, and Virginia. Kiera Smalls founded City Fit Girls: a citywide fitness club for women in Philadelphia. Both Jennifer and Kiera have their hands in Philly Startup Leaders: the largest network of tech startups in Philadelphia. Jennifer is the President of PSL, and Kiera is the Executive Director.In this conversation, Danielle and Luke chat with Kiera and Jennifer about their journey as women of tech, the challenges and successes they see in underrepresented entrepreneurs, and about how to build a thriving tech ecosystem.Follow Comcast NBCUniversal Lift Labs online:Join the Newsletter!comcastnbculift.com@LIFT_Labs on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook


6 Aug 2019

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Kiera Smalls: Creating City Fit Girls and Leading the Philly Tech Scene to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Philly Who?

Kiera Smalls is the Executive Director of Philly Startup Leaders, a nonprofit that connects Philly entrepreneurs to the resources they need to find success. Before joining PSL, she co-founded City Fit Girls, a running and fitness community for women.In this episode, she’ll share how City Fit Girls was born after Kiera lost 100 pounds. She and her best friend started hosting workouts with their friends, and then their friends’ friends, and pretty soon CFG had grown into a fully-fledged fitness community.She then went on to run marketing for Indego, Philly’s bike share program. While there, she introduced practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion that brought bikeshare to many different neighborhoods in Philly, and set standards that today are used by rideshares all over the country.Today, she heads Philly Startup Leaders, where she currently works to help founders and technologists get connected to make their billion dollar business idea come to life.Support Philly Who?Donate via Paypal,Venmo: @podphillywho,Become a Monthly Patron,Purchase a T-Shirt or Hat,Become a Sponsor


5 Mar 2019

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