Sherrell Dorsey

CEO of BLKTECHCLT and ThePLUG

Sherrell Dorsey is a tech journalist, social entrepreneur, and speaker. Sherrell runs community development consulting company BLKTECH Interactive which manages BLKTECHCLT, North Carolina’s first hub supporting over 2,000 entrepreneurs and technologists of color and two municipalities.

Sherrell founded ThePLUG, the first daily tech newsletter covering founders and innovators in black tech news, in 2016. ThePLUG produces a series of original stories in syndication with VICE news’ Motherboard channel.  She has written for Fast Company,  The Atlantic’s Citylab, Next City, Vice, The Root, and the Charlotte Observer. She has also been a featured guest on SiriusXM, WCCB television and a host of podcasts.  As a speaker and moderator, Sherrell has shared stages with notable business leaders including Steve Case, founder of AOL, and Daymond John of ABC's SharkTank among others. She has also been a featured presenter at SXSW and the Brookings Institution. In 2018, Sherrell was named one of CNET's most inspiring women. VICE also featured her in their story on black women ecosystem builders to watch. Her past work includes serving as a marketing manager for Uber,  and on the sales team during the Charlotte launch of Google Fiber.

Sherrell holds a master’s in data journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in international trade and marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology.