Nebula Change Agent Interview Series: Shelly Bell

July 25, 2019 6:44 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

Meet Shelly Bell - Change Agent #0066 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

Google recognized Shelly’s ability to engage an audience from grassroots to government. As a result, she serves as one of eight Google Digital Coached working to bridge the digital divide for Black & Latinx business owners. Shelly Bell has been covered by Forbes,, NewsOne, Adweek, the Washington Business Journal and more. Shelly Bell is unquestionably an extraordinarily gifted speaker with an unflinching desire to remain honest with herself and others. Her magnetic energy attaches an undeniable movement of social impact to any initiative she’s a part of and makes her motto ring true in every interaction - "Resist the Urge to be Average!" BGV Description Black Girl Ventures, founded in 2016 as a solution to wealth disparity and lack of access to capital. We began with our signature event, the BGV Pitch Competition. Since then we have traveled to 4 cities, raised over $30K, funded 10 founders, created a pipeline of over 300 black/ brown women founders, formed over 20 partnerships, and engaged a following of over 20K people with diverse backgrounds.

BGV believes that the best way to engage Black/Brown founders is by using intense short-term learning experiences followed by an online peer to peer mentoring with experts available to guide and coach when necessary. Our approach is to create fee-based engagements in increments of two hours, half day (4 hours) and (8 hours) full day with specific tangible outcomes to cater to the lifestyle of Black and Brown women founders. Black Girl Ventures has made a national footprint by creating uniquely engaging crowdfunded pitch competitions in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, and NYC.

Social links:

twitter @iamshellybell

IG: @iamshellybell


Black Girl Ventures: Twitter: @bgirlventures IG @blackgirlventures


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