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Shala Burroughs

Shala Burroughs

Executive Director, WIM Accelerator

Women Innovate Mobile

New York, Other

We invest in gender-diverse founding teams that are focused on the mobile space. At WIM we recognize that one size does not fit all when scaling a business. That's why we have developed an accelerator program that provides seed capital, access to a robust network, and tailor-made solutions for entrepreneurs ready to grow th...

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Female founded or co-founded companies in the mobile space.

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Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator

Executive Director, Acclerator Program

Dartmouth College

Board Member, Young Alumni Advisory Board

Quartz

Sales Director

Department of Homeland Security

Intel Ops Specialist

•Awarded Special Act Award in 2011 for superior performance in the budget process,
policy design, and for developing a comprehensive customer outreach program.
•Facilitated White House-requested threat presentationsin cities acrossthe country, coordinated
among at least three distinct government departments.
•Briefed foreign dignitaries on behalf of DHS OI&A, and gave regular presentationsto customers.
•Authored key DHS policy on joint seal intelligence analysis production for intelligence consumers.
•Regularly coordinated intelligence activities of 76 Intelligence Officers across the United States.

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Booz Allen Hamilton

Senior Consultant

•Received Absolute Personal Best Award for excellence in client service (September 2010).
•Provided strategic analysisto DHS OI&A client; regularly authored DHS products forsenior
administration officials.
•Led weekly informational teleconference call for more than 90 participants on client’s behalf,
repeatedly highlighted to Congressfor its significance as a DHS outreach and information-sharing venue.
•Created and pitched Social Media Mentoring Program to support firm’s senior partners regarding
use of social media in the intelligence community. This included managing the project’s budget, marketing, rollout, and team of five consultants, senior consultants, and associates.
•Published social media and security article in the firm’s Information Assurance Journal distributed to 15,000+
security industry professionals).
•Prepared panel discussion for White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO. (July 2009).
•Editor of the company’s monthly Board Diversity Initiative Newsletter, disseminated to 2,500 customers.

Career

Booz Allen Hamilton

Consultant

•Awarded Booz Allen’s Absolute Personal Best award for providing outstanding client service (2008) and received Certificate of Appreciation for excellence in project development and superior performance (2009).
•Executed telecommunications and emergency communications policy on behalf of client.
•Assisted in creation of the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC), a body designed to address federal telecommunicationsissues.

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Dartmouth College Fund

Senior Class Gift Intern

Dartmouth College

BA, Government

Tuck Bridge Program

Dartmouth College

Bachelor's degree, Government