Kerry Washington Explains ...
Kerry Washington explains why she became a startup investor
Scandal” and “Little Fires Everywhere” star Kerry Washington is much more focused on her work as an investor.
She said It had been “almost 40 years since a Black woman was the lead on a network drama,” which meant that the pressure was high — and that “Scandal” was considered a “bubble show,” with the network “taking a big risk by putting a Black woman in the lead.”
She traced her interest in technology to the premiere of “Scandal” in 2012 and her experience as a volunteer with Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, and particularly her work with social media organizing, to try to rally support.