Tadia James (BSBA ’11) | April 2020

Tadia James

James (BSBA ’11) is a venture capitalist with GingerBread Capital. In her role, she works closely with GingerBread’s portfolio of companies to drive operational efficiencies and generate revenue growth. 

James started her career at J.P. Morgan in the Investment Bank in Sales Strategy covering the Latin American region before moving to the Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence team. Working at the intersection of business and technology, she was responsible for managing the strategy and distribution of timely, actionable, and highly secure threat intelligence data to all lines of businesses at J.P. Morgan Chase.

Curious about how technology was quickly redefining everyday life and the entrepreneurs behind it, James joined GingerBread Capital during her first year at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, from which she earned an MBA. At Stanford, James was an avid supporter of women and minority initiatives. In her first year she co-founded Stanford’s first Black Business Conference in over a decade driving millions of investment capital to Black-founded companies. In her second year, she chaired Stanford’s Black Business conference.

She recently shared her thoughts on how to close with inequality wealth gap with five other black women in the finance industry in Forbes.

“It’s important for both women and people of color to have a strong sense of self worth in business and know their value as not to settle for anything less than what they deserve,” she said.

Read more from James in Forbes