February 8, 2024

Charleston Digital Corridor Selects Creatively & Co. and Web Brightly for Diversity Initiative

Charleston Digital Corridor
Emma McKenney and Katie KonnerEmma McKenney and Katie Konner

The Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to announce that two women owned business, Creatively & Co. and Web Brightly, have been selected as recipients of the CDC Diversity Initiative. The two awards further the organization's goal to make Charleston's tech economy more reflective of the demographic makeup of the region.

Creatively & Co, founded in 2018, is a global studio of trusted product and brand experts blending design and technology with research and art.

Web Brightly empowers small to medium sized service-oriented businesses to improve profitability by utilizing essential digital marketing resources, including web design and SEO.

Both entrepreneurs will reside at Charleston Tech Center and have access to a community of like-minded tech business owners and professionals, mentors, education resources and discounted private offices.

"We are honored to assist women entrepreneurs Katie Konnor and Emma McKenney along their business journey by providing them with the business resources they need to be highly successful," said Charleston Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade.

"I am honored to be a recipient of the Diversity Initiative from the Charleston Digital Corridor. Their support allows me to singularly focus on improving profitability for small service-oriented business," said Web Brightly founder, Emma McKenney.

"I am grateful to receive the support from the Charleston Digital Corridor. The array of business resources combined with a conveniently located dog-friendly, super inspiring workspace is exactly what I was looking for as I ramp up by digital and creative business, said Creatively & Co. founder, Katie Konner."

The CDC Diversity Initiative seeks to stimulate the inclusion of under-represented tech focused entrepreneurs and business professionals within Charleston's tech community and is made possible from several partners and members including Comcast and Google. Learn more about the Diversity Initiative HERE.