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

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

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.

 

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