Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

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TaskRabbit Implements African American Inclusion Plan

TaskRabbit, in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus, has put into effect a plan to include more African Americans in its workforce

“…shining a light on ways to expand the great talent of black individuals…”

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Ex-Twitter Engineer Rants About Diversity, Gets Hired by Slack

Leslie Miley went on a rant about Twitter's lack of diversity. You won't believe what happened next...

Our primary goal is to avoid becoming yet another place where underrepresented groups exit the…

By Samara Lynn

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Stacy Brown-Philpot Promoted to TaskRabbit CEO

Brown-Philpot ascends to a position that makes her one of the most powerful blacks and women in Silicon Valley.

With the promotion to CEO, Brown-Philpot becomes one of the most powerful (and few) black…

By Samara Lynn

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Black Tech Founder Tweets Fundraising Frustrations

Black tech founder uses Twitter to slam racism in VC industry

“…trying to fit in with a culture that doesn’t particularly embrace black founders.”

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‘Disrupted’ Book Shows Age is the New Black in Silicon Valley

A new book, 'Disrupted,' is a white guy's personal experience of being on the receiving end of tech's lack of diversity culture

“Age bias, race bias, and gender bias are pervasive. I experienced this through the prism…

By Samara Lynn

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ShearShare Founders ‘Kill It’ at Startup Grind in Silicon Valley

ShearShare founders share their experience at Startup Grind's Silicon Valley startup conference

Tye and Courtney Campbell are tech entrepreneurs.They just unveiled their app at Startup Grind. Black…

By Samara Lynn

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Zuckerberg Sends Warning to Employees For Altering “Black Lives Matter” Slogan

Facebook founder issues harsh memo after "Black Lives Matter" slogan is altered at the company's headquarters

Apparently, some Facebook employees take issue with “Black Lives Matter.”

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HBCU Students Get ‘Wall Street Ready’ at Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Summit

Panel discusses the diversity of future generations of Wall Street

The panel, Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Reconnecting and Sustaining Relationships with Wall Street, was…

By Robin White Goode

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Microsoft Chairman John Thompson on Racism and “Assimilating” to Succeed in Silicon Valley

The chairman of Microsoft, regarded as the most powerful African American in Silicon Valley, John W. Thompson, opens up with details on his life and career

Microsoft chairman, John W. Thompson, reveals a lot about his life and views during a…

By Samara Lynn

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Upcoming Tech Events You Need to Know

A great roundup of upcoming tech events for people of color, the physically challenged, and the LGBTQ community

Serial entrepreneur and Tech Inclusion and Buildup co-founder, Wayne Sutton, released a round-up of the…

By Samara Lynn

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Drake Invests in New Tech Startup Omni

Drake becomes an investor in a new San Francisco tech startup called Omni

Drake, other celebs invest in Omni, a new tech startup that want to lighten your…

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Rep. Cleaver: African American Inclusion In Tech Is “Common Sense”

Missouri congressman Emanuel Cleaver pens powerful case for diversity and inclusion in tech

Rep. Cleaver talks real talk about diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley.

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Calling All Entrepreneurs of Color: Get Your CODE2040 Residency Application Submitted

Get your applications in quickly for Code2040's Entrepreneur in Residence program

Code2040 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the representation of black and Hispanics in…

By Samara Lynn

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Stanford University Survey: 84% of Women in Tech Told They Are “Too Aggressive”

A new survey of women in tech reveals some disturbing patterns

Women in tech still have a ways to go to achieve equality and respect.

By Samara Lynn

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Diversifying Google: Meet Three Black Google Engineers

While the diversity and inclusion effort in tech continues, meet three black engineers in prestigious careers at Google

As tech companies continue to share diversity statistics with the public, it’s clear there is…

By Samara Lynn

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From l-r: John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft's Board; Rev. Jesse Jackson; and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Image: Rainbow PUSH

Jackson Urges Microsoft: “Seek Out Qualified Blacks and Latinos”

Rev. Jesse Jackson praises Microsoft for its diversity efforts but urges for more action at shareholder meeting.

Jess Jackson nudges Microsoft in diversity and inclusion as part of his Rainbow PUSH coalition.

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Paving Your Road to Silicon Valley

Career insights from Facebook Inc.'s own Bari a. Williams

Think strategically about what you have to offer the industry, no matter the discipline, and…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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East Coast vs. West Coast: It Matters When Pitching Your Business to Investors

11 tips for altering your startup pitch based on your audience and locale

East Coast vs. West Coast was a common theme that came up during several panel…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Crashing Silicon Valley with Sherice Torres

Who says Silicon Valley is a boys club?

Torres aims to help you understand that it doesn’t always take a STEM degree or…

By Safon Floyd

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TechConneXt Summit: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Talks Urban Cities 3.0

The former NBA star shares how technology is driving economic growth

The former NBA Kevin Johnson start shares how technology is driving economic growth.

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