Erin Horne McKinney is the Founder & CEO of consulting and global membership organization, Black Female Founders (#BFF). She consults and advises government leaders and organizations on inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation strategies and has more than two decades of tech policy, venture capital, economic and business development, IDEA, and marketing communications experience. As a member of Pipeline Angels she serves as an advisor to startups, tech incubators and accelerator programs. She is a founding member of the Black Innovation Alliance (BIA) and serves on several advisory boards. Erin is currently pursuing her Ph.D. within the Technology, Policy and Society program at Howard University in Washington, D.C.