DRK Beauties is our interview series of accomplished women sharing women who have shaped their lives, their journey, their visions, their inspirations and future goals. Join us as Maisha C. Leek shares how American poet Nikki Giovanni has shaped her life.
WHO IS NIKKI GIOVANNI?
Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Although she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her sister returned to Knoxville each summer to visit their grandparents. Nikki graduated with honors in history from her grandfather’s alma mater, Fisk University. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. source
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WHO IS MAISHA C. LEEK?
Maisha C. Leek is a Network Partner at Human Ventures where she is interested in finding and working with experienced founders and investors from backgrounds that are traditionally under-addressed by the venture community, such as people of color, LGBTQI+, and others. Personally, Maisha C. Leek is an advocate for closing the opportunity gap for children and families from low-income communities.
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