Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Description of Business

Description of Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business
1. Description of Business
Professional Diversity Network, Inc. is both the operator of the Professional Diversity Network (the “Company,” “we,” “our,” “us,” “PDN Network,” “PDN” or the “Professional Diversity Network”) and a holding company for NAPW, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and the operator of the National Association of Professional Women (the “NAPW Network” or “NAPW”), as well as Noble Voice LLC and Compliant Lead LLC (collectively, “Noble Voice”), each of which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and together provide career consultation services. The PDN Network operates online professional networking communities with career resources specifically tailored to the needs of different diverse cultural groups including: Women, Hispanic-Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Disabled, Military Professionals, Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), and Students and Graduates seeking to transition from education to career. The networks’ purposes, among others, are to assist its registered users in their efforts to connect with like-minded individuals, identify career opportunities within the network and connect with prospective employers. The Company’s technology platform is integral to the operation of its business. The NAPW Network is an exclusive women-only professional networking organization, whereby its members can develop their professional networks, further their education and skills, and promote their business and career accomplishments. NAPW provides its members with opportunities to network and develop valuable business relationships with other professionals through its website, as well as at events hosted at its local chapters across the country. Noble Voice monetizes these consultations by using proprietary technology to drive inexpensive online traffic to our offline call center and generating value-added leads for the Company’s strategic partners who provide continuing education and career services.
Reverse Stock Split and Increase in Authorized Shares

On September 27, 2016, the Company effected a 1-for-8 reverse stock split of its common stock (“Reverse Stock Split”) and proportionately reduced the number of shares of common stock the Company is authorized to issue. The par value of the Company’s common stock remained the same. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every eight shares of common stock was combined into one share of common stock. Immediately after the September 27, 2016 effective date, the Company had 1,808,628 shares of common stock outstanding. All share and per share amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the Reverse Stock Split.

On October 17, 2016, following the approval of its stockholders, the Company amended its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation in order to increase the number of authorized shares of its common stock to 45,000,000 shares.