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Posted September 15, 2014 by Editorial Staff in Science + Technology
 
 

TechREGISTRY: Impact

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[Above] Xerox, a $22 billion company, is the first Fortune-500 corporation to have a female CEO – Ursula Burns. (Sept 15, 2014) Its commitment to a diverse workforce began in the 1960s, when the founder pledged job opportunities for the African-American community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how the effort to include and amplify multiple points of view has helped it survive and adapt to an ever-morphing market.
IMPACT – MAKING IT HAPPEN
Top Diverse in Tech To Be Recognized in 40 Under 40 – Silicon Valley
40 under 40(March 26, 2015) Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley, organized by theREGISTRY Bay Area and Digital Diversity Network. “40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” is a regional recognition of the outstanding achievements of 40 leaders from underrepresented communities of color, who are standouts in their field of technology as engineers, technologists, diversity & inclusion officers, executives, entrepreneurs or VC’s. – theREGISTRY Bay Area


To Promote Diversity, Apple Increases The Number Of WWDC Scholarships apple wwdc(April 15, 2015) To encourage greater diversity amongst its developer community, Apple announced it’s increasing the number of WWDC scholarships this year which provide students and developers the opportunity to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference taking place this June in San Francisco. – Read more>>



Comcast’s Commitment to the African American Community logo - comcast(April 10, 2015) …Across the Comcast family of companies, we have a clear and proven track record of serving diverse communities, and the conversation yesterday was an excellent opportunity to reflect on that track record and to express our excitement about being in a position to extend our commitment to… – Read more>>



Apple commits more than $50 million to diversity efforts apple hbcu(April 10, 2015) In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Apple’s human resources chief Denise Young Smith said the company is partnering with several non-profit organizations on a multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities, and veterans in the technology industry—and, of course, at Apple.” – Read more>>



Wht this tech company is training 1000 inner-city women fast company - training 1,000 women(March 25, 2015) By the end of 2016, Caucasians will no longer be the majority among children under the age of five. By 2043, Caucasians of any age bracket will be in the minority. Since the consumer base is changing, it only makes sense for companies to build teams that reflect the consumer base of the services and products they’re producing.” – Read more>>



Apple iOS 8.3 Will Have 300 New Emojis, Including Racially Diverse Options apple emoji(Feb 24, 2014) Emojis are small digital images that are accessible through virtual keyboards used for expressing emotions on smartphones, tablets and PCs. If you enjoy using emojis on your iPhone, then you may be happy to hear that 300 more have been added to the keyboard in iOS 8.3.” – Read more>>



How To Give Back in the VC World charles hudson(Feb 2, 2015) Get a glimpse into the world of venture capital and learn how Charles Hudson, a partner at SoftTech VC, scopes out the next, big tech product one startup at a time. Hudson discusses how he got his start, why he loves technology and how he’s giving back in this exclusive video with Potential of Us. – Read more>>



How and ex-inmate’s startup is improving prisoners’ lives headshot-frederickhutson-sq(Oct 30, 2014) Entrepreneurs often tap personal experience for startup ideas. In Frederick Hutson’s case, that experience was incarceration. “I just saw so many inefficiencies when I was in prison,” he says. “The way the system worked was archaic. There was obviously a problem. I knew technology had advanced far ahead on the outside, but no one has built anything to address it.” – Read more>>



Challenge to tech companies: Join 10,000 Innovators Fund levelplayingfieldinstitute(Oct 24, 2014) Global investment bank Credit Suisse is launching a new initiative called the Entrepreneurs Circle to support African-American entrepreneurs in the U.S. The bank has selected 12 members to start the program, which will offer access to bank loans, members of the investment bank’s staff, and an ability to share tips and tactics for growing their business ventures among the membership. – Read more>>



[Video] Using Resource Groups to Reach New Employees at&t(Oct 23, 2014) AT&T has had remarkable success in on-boarding new employees with the help of its resource groups. Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, showcased best practices including live events, leadership opportunities and cross-generational learning, at DiversityInc’s October event. – Read more>>



Credit Suisse Launches Entrepreneurs Circle To Support African-American Entrepreneurs logo-creditsuisse(Oct 20, 2014) Global investment bank Credit Suisse is launching a new initiative called the Entrepreneurs Circle to support African-American entrepreneurs in the U.S. The bank has selected 12 members to start the program, which will offer access to bank loans, members of the investment bank’s staff, and an ability to share tips and tactics for growing their business ventures among the membership. – Read more>>



How One Man Hopes to Diversify the Tech Industry Through His ‘Platform’ headshot-hankwilliams(Oct 20, 2014) Hank Williams, the founder of the Platform Summit, talks about this year’s conference in Atlanta and the issues facing people of color and women in the tech industry and innovation economy … And so he created Platform in 2013 as an annual summit that highlights diversity issues and gathers a community of people working in technology, science, art and entrepreneurship with the goals of inspiring the next generation of…- Read more>>



Putting the spotlight on African Americans in high tech headshot-CharlesHudson(Oct 17, 2014) Our goal with this series of interviews with African Americans in high tech is to give the next generation of African Americans more role models and real road maps for their lives and careers. We want people to know that it is possible to make it in an industry that is so notoriously insular. – Read more>>



[Oakland] Diversity Work in Progress at Techbridge: Thank You Freada Kapor Klein for Making Me Feel Uncomfortable logo-techbridge(Sept 29, 2014) …While I expected that the conversation with Freada would follow the typical agenda for meetings, the encounter took an expected detour. After brief introductions, Freada jumped online and onto the Techbridge website. She went to our staff page and scrolled down through our staff biographies and photos. Freada was direct and got straight to the point, noting that our staff… – the Read more>>



Apple contributes $100M to Obama’s ConnectED high-speed internet for education [u] logo-apple(Feb 4, 2014) “In an unprecedented commitment for the company, Apple has pledged $100 million in iPads, MacBooks, and other products along with content and professional development to enrich learning in disadvantaged schools,” the White House said in a release announcing the contributions. Joining Apple in the initiative are AT&T, Autodesk, Microsoft, O’Reilly Media, Sprint, and Verizon. Together, the companies will contribute… – Read more>>


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