Isis Asare of Sistah Sci-Fi

Isis Asare is a serial cultural entrepreneur. One of her earliest ventures was Sistah Sinema. Asare started Sistah Sinema in her living room and expanded it to 20 cities across the US and internationally and a streaming partnership with indieflix.com within five years while working full-time at companies such as Microsoft, Shutterfly, and Brightroll. She successfully exited Sistah Sinema by selling it to community investors in 2015. Asare also has over a decade of finance and business development experience at Fortune 500 companies. Before starting Sistah Scifi, Isis Asare worked in Vendor Management and Business Development at Amazon, finance at Sears, T-Mobile, and Microsoft. She earned a joint MBA/MPP from Columbia Business School and Harvard University and a BA from Stanford University. Asare resides in Oakland, CA and identifies as a queer, Ghanaian-American sapiophile.

About Sistah Scifi:

Started on February 2, 2019, Sistah Scifi is a strong niche scifi brand with over 11K engaged Instagram followers located throughout the US and Canada, 8K Facebook followers and an email list of over 3K. Sistah Scifi has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah  Magazine, BookRiot, BuzzfeedVentureBeat, and Facebook's Boost My Business. Sistah Scifi's number one product is the Sistah Scifi Author list shirt, and major clients include the Museum of Popular Culture (Seattle), Oakland Museum of California, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Sistah Scifi has hosted author interviews with John Jennings, NK Jemisin, LL McKinney, Jewelle Gomez, and Nisi Shawl to name a few. Sistah Scifi has developed strong collaborations with major international publishers such as Hachette/Orbit, Akashic, Abrams, Macmillan/Tor.com, and Simon and Schuster. 
 
About the founder: Isis Asare is a serial cultural entrepreneur.  One of her earliest ventures was Sistah Sinema. Asare started Sistah Sinema in her living room and expanded it to 20 cities across the US and internationally and a streaming partnership with indieflix.com within five years while working full-time at companies such as Microsoft, Shutterfly, and Brightroll. She successfully exited Sistah Sinema by selling it to community investors in 2015.  Asare also has over a decade of finance and business development experience at Fortune 500 companies. Before starting Sistah Scifi, Isis Asare worked in Vendor Management and Business Development at Amazon, finance at Sears, T-Mobile, and Microsoft. She earned a joint MBA/MPP from Columbia Business School and Harvard University and a BA from Stanford University.  Asare resides in Oakland, CA and identifies as a queer, Ghanaian-American sapiophile.

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