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About Daria Burke

Daria Burke

Daria Burke

In addition to her role as founder and CEO of Black MBA Women, the former beauty executive works as an independent strategic marketing consultant in NYC, helping clients with a range of marketing initiatives including brand strategy, marketing communication, launch planning and digital marketing. Daria is also a contributing writer for Huffington Post and Black Enterprise.

Posts By Daria Burke

Changing the Face of Angel Investing with Simone Castillo

August 9, 2013 | 13,556

In 2011, only 12% of startups pitching to angels in the U.S. were women-led, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. Out of that 12%, 26% secured funding. The Pipeline Fellowship is Angel investing boot camp … Read More

5 Major Faux Pas of Resume Writing

July 19, 2013 | 14,253

We’ve all been warned about common resume mistakes—typos and other mechanical problems, inconsistent verb tense and capitalization, inappropriate formats, and lying. Here are a few other resume writing blunders to avoid when making that important first impression.

1. A vague objective

If you choose … Read More

Conversations in the C-Suite: Pamela Edwards

June 20, 2013 | 14,199

Part of my goal when launching Black MBA Women was to tell a broader range of stories about black female leadership, and to spotlight the incredible President and C-level women who – before now – largely went unrecognized. With that, … Read More

Funding Sources for Female Founders

June 20, 2013 | 14,124

Our friends at Project Eve compiled a great list of funding sources and opportunities specifically targeting women entrepreneurs. Here, we’ve selected the best, most relevant for you.

Angel, Seed & Venture Capital

Golden Seeds

( – “Golden Seeds is an investment … Read More

What Lean In Means for Women of Color

April 26, 2013 | 14,116

Sheryl Sandberg’s self-described feminist manifesto is provoking thought, challenging paradigms and causing women everywhere to ask, “what does this mean for me?” I was no exception. As an MBA educated black woman, I couldn’t help but finish the book and … Read More

Black Business Women Leaders in Tech

April 18, 2013 | 14,120

Diversity in tech continues to be a hot topic. So much so that at least two different lists have recently been released on “blacks in tech.” The first covered women but mostly on the development/engineering side. The second largely featured … Read More

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

April 3, 2013 | 14,377

Ever so often, I have to remember to ask myself, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” (one of my favorite quotes, gifted to me by poet Mary Oliver). Ironically, those … Read More

Money Matters: Get What You’re Worth

November 1, 2012 | 14,233

While I am convinced that a woman’s talent and ambition can take her to the top, I am equally convinced that there remain certain barriers that prevent this succession from happening as frequently as it should, and more importantly, as … Read More