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CASEY ARIEL'S BIO
Casey Ariel Richardson is a published author, tech founder, and management consultant who advances Black women entrepreneurs. Casey spent a decade in finance with Bank of America, where she was Vice President managing a $20Bn portfolio of term and intraday credit exposures for pre-IPO, middle-market, and large corporate technology clients.
Even before embarking on entrepreneurship, Casey was passionate about creating + holding space for Black and Brown minorities who are too often overlooked and underserved. She won the Bank of America 2019 Global Diversity & Inclusion Award, served as the Communications Chair of the Northern California Black Professional Group, was a Council Member on the Global D&I Council for the Wholesale Credit organization while at Bank of America. Within the Silicon Valley community, Casey coached Black and Latinx Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders on “Gaining and Maximizing Executive Sponsorship.”
In the wake of the global cry for racial equity and systemic justice during the second half of 2020, Casey left Corporate America and founded BLAZE GROUP LLC. BLAZE provides 7,000 Black female entrepreneurs with access to knowledge, capital, and mentorship – resources that this cohort has limited access to, even while they are starting more businesses each day than women of any other race in the United States.
Casey is the author of Pain Unseen: The Truths That Lie Beneath My Strength, a beautifully raw memoir that aims to break the cycle of silent suffering. Her book is available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.
Casey graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a major in Corporate Finance. A native of Gadsden, SC, she now resides in Nairobi, Kenya.
Press: 2023 Webby Awards Honoree |Podia | 2022 Webby Awards Honoree | Pretty Women Hustle | Shoutout Atlanta | USC Magazine | BLAZE GROUP LLC
APRIL 29 • Georgetown Africa Business Conference 2023 - AgriTech Panel, Georgetown University
MARCH 30 • Women of Color in Leadership Webinar, The Literacy Lab
MARCH 08 • International Women's Day Event: The Road Less Traveled, Blaze Group and Beauty & Brains Organization
MARCH 02 • A Room of One's Own: Featured Authors Panel Discussion, KOFISI, Nairobi, Kenya
FEBRUARY 18 • Black Honors Caucus Panel, University of South Carolina Honors College, Columbia, South Carolina
NOVEMBER 29 • Shades & Layers Podcast: BLAZE, Hosted by Kutloano Skosana Ricci
NOVEMBER 02 • Blazing Trails for a Global Network, Amplify Ambition Podcast, Hosted by Kristen Edwards
OCTOBER 26 • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – From Commitments to Action, Wellbeing at Work Summit, South Africa
OCTOBER 18 • Comma Convos Podcast featuring Casey Richardson, Hosted by Dricka Carter
JUNE 19 • Closing Keynote Speech, Blaze Virtual Summit | Summer 2022
JUNE 09 • How Black Women Can Blaze Their Own Path to Freedom, Other the Podcast, Hosted by Raphie Wagner
APRIL 2 • Radio Interview, Love Da Beat Radio, London, England
APRIL 1 • In Position to Win with Web 3.0, Table Talk with Tottie Podcast, Hosted by Natasha Weston
MARCH 18 • International Women's Day Event: Women Making Power Moves, Amazon, Inc.
FEBRUARY 25 • Sister Circle Forum 2022 | Lunch & Learn, University of Kentucky
FEBRUARY 17 • Black History Month Series: Black Coaches, Anasa Law Firm
FEBRUARY 2 • Creator's Corner: Routable with Podia's Most Successful Community Creators, Podia Labs, Inc.
JANUARY 24 • Stepping into Entrepreneurship Early (Young Teens Discussion), God's Butterfly Effect Nonprofit
JANUARY 06 • YNG BLK HR Podcast, Hosted by Honest HR Consulting
DECEMBER 30 • Innovative Ways to Automate Your Business, SIS Table Talk, Sisters Inspire Sisters
DECEMBER 19 • Misconceptions of Domestic Violence, ABevy + The Choose TRUE Project
DECEMBER 05 • Closing Keynote Speech, Blaze Virtual Summit | Winter 2021
OCTOBER 12 • Special Podcast Show Guest, Anamolous Black Woman
JUNE 22 • Loans & Grants 101 Workshop, Everybody E.A.T.S. Nonprofit
MAY 6 • Panelist: Beyond Banking – FinTech and AgTech, Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College)
APRIL 22 • Feature in AHA! Magazine, published by the University of South Carolina Honors College
MARCH 26 • PAYG Product w/ Hello Tractor, Wharton Fintech: Africa Trek, Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania)
MARCH 18 • HERStory Alumni Panel, University of South Carolina Honors College
FEBRUARY 22-28 • BlackCEO Iconic Conference Keynote + Workshop Facilitator, National Virtual Conference
FEBRUARY 16 • “Black Women in Business: Blazing Trails” Panel Discussion Moderator, Virtual Event
JANUARY 29 • Levels of Self-Love by K. Marie, Virtual Broadcast
JANUARY 10 • Mental Health & Movement Virtual Event, Brooklyn
JULY 14 • “Black Women Speak: Marginalization within the Margins” Moderator, San Francisco
JUNE 19 • NorCal & SoCal Juneteenth Celebration Moderator + Singer, Virtual
MARCH 25 • Bank of America Book Club Debrief, San Francisco
MARCH 15 • Diva Discussions Book Club Debrief, San Pablo
FEBRUARY 25 • Brwn Girl Talk Spotlight, Charleston
FEBRUARY 16 • Book Launch Event, Oakland
DECEMBER 9 • Bank of America Global Diversity & Inclusion Award Winner, Charlotte Headquarters
OCTOBER 3 • Bank of America Global Credit Executive Summit, Featured Life Event Panelist, Charlotte
AUGUST 23 • Our Collective ERG Summit Workshop: Gaining & Maximizing Sponsorship Relationships, San Francisco
JUNE 19 • Bay Area Juneteenth Celebration Organizer w/ Bank of America, Twitter & Airbnb, San Francisco