Month: May 2017

Tech Inclusion Comes to Detroit: Meet the Leaders Who Are Driving an Inclusive Future

After a successful launch to the 2017 Tech Inclusion Tour in Austin on March 15, Change Catalyst is now continuing the work of driving an inclusive future in Detroit on Thursday, May 11 at Grand Circus, a coding bootcamp in...

/ May 8, 2017

This is how much money women make in Austin — compared to men

A new report from Abodo explores the gender wage gap in the U.S., confirming that Texas women earn less than men, which mirrors the rest of the nation. The apartment listing website reviewed five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American...

/ May 5, 2017

Startup Leadership Lessons From Austin, Texas

Austin Texas is the #1 city for startups, according to the Kaufman Foundation, based on new business activity in 40 of the largest metro regions nationally. Austin also scored No. 1 in the CNBC Metro 20: America’s Best Places to...

/ May 5, 2017

Diversity and Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Laura Moran

In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader Spotlight, we hear from Laura Moran, Interim Director of UniteSF at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, a collaborative effort to change San Francisco’s approach to student preparation for college and the workplace. Before...

/ May 5, 2017

Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates

WASHINGTON – Despite rising national graduation rates, low-income and minority students continue to lag behind their peers in finishing high school, according to a study released Wednesday. While the national graduation rate for the year 2015 was 83.2 percent, it...

/ May 4, 2017

Mission and Values – S2E1. Kairos – Brian Brackeen

Brian Brackeen, Founder and CEO of Kairos, shares about how technology can help us better understand humanity, the startup scene in Miami, and the influence Steve Jobs and Apple on company culture. Full show notes: http://backstagecapital.com/missionandvalues/s2e1-kairos/ Mission & Values –...

/ May 2, 2017

Technology and the Tunisian Revolution with Lina Ben Mhenni

A look at the intersection of technology and revolutionary change, with a conversation between Lina Ben Mhenni, a Tunisian blogger who rose to prominence during the Tunisian revolution of 2011, who was nominated for the Nobel peace prize, and POCIT’s own...

/ May 2, 2017

Austin, Texas: The Tale of Two Tech Cities

Austin, Texas’ population is quickly approaching one million residents, but the tech population appears to be split in half. At last week’s Diversity in Tech event, a unique group followed Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette and Mayor Steve Adler by discussing the importance...

/ May 1, 2017