Blaze Group LLC Named Webby Award Honoree for Best in Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual - Business & Technology in the 27th Annual Webby Awards
April 14, 2023 – BLAZE GROUP LLC announced today that it has been honored for Best in Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual - Business & Technology in the 27th Annual Webby Awards. (See the official listing here)
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Questlove, DJ and Producer; Tan France, Fashion Designer, Television Personality & Author; Natalie Guzman, Co-President & CMO, Savage X Fenty; Werner Vogels CTO, Amazon; Roxanne Gay, Host, The Roxanne Gay Agenda; Quinta Brunson, Writer, Director and Actor; Ziwe Fumudoh, Comedian and Writer; Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code; LeVar Burton, Actor, Podcaster and TV Host; Andy Slavit, Host, In The Bubble; Takashi Murakami, Artist; Samantha Bee, Comedian; and Tracy Chou, Founder & CEO, Block Party.
The Blaze Virtual Summit® is a bi-annual global virtual summit hosted by BLAZE GROUP LLC which brings together Black women entrepreneurs around the globe in an engaging 5-day event.
Fast Forward to the Future was the theme of the Blaze Virtual Summit® | Summer 2022 where we offered Black female entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools and expertise they need to keep pace with rapid changes being spurred by Web 3.0, new demand for de-centralization and software-as-a-service solutions. The summit was proudly sponsored by Kiva US, an organization that provides interest-free financing solutions to underfunded early-stage entrepreneurs.
We had 35 industry-leading speakers come to teach and edify more than 5,000 viewers who tuned in to participate in the event. We also had a lineup of female DJs and Pilates Instructors who had everyone loosening up and having a great time during the summit. Additionally, our attendees got to experience the world of Virtual Reality firsthand as we hosted networking activations in the Metaverse that many described as exhilarating!
Access was a key factor for Founder, Casey Ariel Richardson, when she curated this epic programming. Black women-owned businesses lack access to capital, mentorship and knowledge relative to their peers. As a result, many of them are left behind when it comes to technology and how they should be leveraging it to move their businesses forward. Casey made the summit absolutely free for all attendees to ensure that world-class knowledge was delivered in terms that Black women could resonate with.
The Blaze Virtual Summit® | Summit 2023 is happening in June and we invite Black women entrepreneurs from across the globe who are keen on increasing their brand visibility significantly to apply here to sell at our Buy Black Market.
"Honorees like BLAZE GROUP LLC are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet. It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from more than 14,300 entries we received this year," said Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards.
"Black women deserve access today. I'm going to do everything in my power to help Black founders live in the land of plenty - and I'm continuously creating stages for other trailblazers who are committed to doing the same." -- BLAZE GROUP LLC Founder Casey Ariel Richardson
About BLAZE GROUP LLC
BLAZE GROUP LLC provides knowledge, capital and mentorship to more than 7,000 Black female entrepreneurs around the globe. With a unique ability to provide culturally relevant and easily digestible education to its target audience, BLAZE GROUP is becoming one of the fastest-growing group coaching + community platforms that support Black female entrepreneurs.
Since its inception in 2020, a time that the global cry for racial equity + systemic justice peaked in the United States, BLAZE GROUP has been creating + protecting space for Black women to be fully seen and finally receive the expert help they've yearned for. In addition to coaching entrepreneurs, BLAZE GROUP provides important thought leadership to the world at large through semi-annual virtual summits, annual research reports, published articles / think pieces, guest speaking and consulting to companies that advance equity for the African diaspora. Companies that BLAZE GROUP has worked with include Amazon, Kiva.org, Hello Tractor, Stacy's Rise, Podia, Love Da Beat Radio, and the University of Kentucky.
Find BLAZE GROUP LLC Online:
Semi-Annual Summit: www.blazevirtualsummit.com
YouTube: BLAZE GROUP on YouTube
LinkedIn: BLAZE GROUP
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media and PR; Apps & Software, Social; Podcasts; Games and Virtual & Remote. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 14,300 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, Canva, Omidyar Network, YouGov, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, TheFutureParty and AIGA.
Find The Webby Awards Online:
Linkedin: The Webby Awards