On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Sasha Horne - An award-winning multiplatform storyteller, communications strategist, and creative entrepreneur
We talk about the following
Her Gullah heritage
How she uses tech for good
Perks of Ambition
Sasha Talks Tech
Empowering Millennials and Gen-Zers of diverse backgrounds to make their voices heard is the passion of Sasha Horne.
An award-winning multiplatform storyteller, communications strategist, and creative entrepreneur Sasha is known for her work in front of the camera as a reporter, host, and creator of Sasha Talks Tech.
She’s now a leading subject matter expert in digital media strategy and an advocate for promoting digital equity and using tech for good.
Sasha’s tenure in broadcast journalism started more than a decade ago as a graduate fellow at CNN world headquarters in Atlanta.
From there she went on to cover a variety of topics from politics and entertainment to technology and health. Some of her most memorable assignments include covering the 2012 Tea Party movement across the southern United States, the 2016 DNC and legalization of cannabis in more than a dozen states and the shooting death of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Her work appeared on-air and online for dozens of mainstream and niche media outlets including NPR, Forbes, ABC News, CBS, Fox, and most recently BET Digital.
A Beaufort, South Carolina native of Gullah heritage, Sasha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the College of Charleston and her Master’s degree in Journalism from Georgetown University.
After appearing as “The Journalist” on ABC’s cult classic “Whodunnit? (2013) Sasha relocated from the East coast to Los Angeles where she launched Sasha Talks Tech, an online resource for gadget, product, and app reviews.
What started as a blog quickly expanded to include television segments, podcasts and speaking engagements across the globe covering red carpet interviews with global founders of diverse backgrounds at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, as a startup panel judge at the Dublin Tech Summit in Ireland, and as moderator at Wonder Women Tech in Long Beach and Keynote speaker at the Tennessee Technology Student Association State Conference. She is also a sought after speaker and host and has hosted live and virtual events across the globe from the Sydney Opera House with Inspectah Deck and his Wu-Tang brothers to major launches from XBox and PlayStation at E3 in Los Angeles.
An Air Force veteran, Sasha identifies as a servant leader and has altruism at the top of her list of values when it comes to taking on projects and partnerships.
It was her desire to create opportunities for other creatives and techies that led her to found Perks of Ambition, a collective of community thought leaders using the digital space to amplify multicultural voices and perspectives.
In 2021, Sasha self-funded and curated a 10-week virtual course for a cohort of driven, Gen-Z creative entrepreneurs. The summer program included workshops illustrating the ways creative entrepreneurs can streamline their business, use the digital space to gain exposure, increase their revenue and build generational wealth. Each of the four students received a $1000 stipend for their participation in the project. Read more here on Medium.
She also launched STT News - an online news platform for multicultural millennials. Thesite will soft launch with a free newsletter in November. Sign up here to be a Beta tester.
Sasha’s Social Media
Sasha’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasha-horne/
Sasha’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sashatalkstech
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I think it's going to be a really great gift. We're teaming up with all the creators who we've met through the clubhouse ecosystem, as well as through our variety of Facebook groups. This is going to be a living document that is going to be continuously updated.
I would say with Final Thoughts is don’t forgot to start where you are, you may not necessarily have it all figured out. But if you're able to set that goal, and just try to do something to just move the needle just a little bit each day. Maybe it's doing research, maybe it's watching some videos on YouTube, maybe it's listening to some podcasts like this one. But just as long as you can stay inspired, you can make it happen and that's what storytelling to me.
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