Category: Stories

Interview Bias

It’s Time to Change the Way We Interview and Build Teams

Let’s face it: Interviews are nerve-wracking situations. The thought of being picked apart for your dream job by a simple sheet of paper, and the best explanation of your entire career in an hour-long meeting, can make even the most...

/ August 17, 2017

BLNDED Founder Series | Divine & BLAK Fintech

Meet Divine, Founder and CEO of BLAK Fintech. BLAK, which stands for “Building Leverage Acquiring Knowledge,” is an online and mobile financial services company. Its mission is to build affordable and tech-driven personal financial and banking products with a focus...

/ August 8, 2017

Woke: A New Media Platform Gives Voice to People from Underrepresented Communities

“Right now we’re in a pivotal moment in media. We’re seeing stories in mainstream platforms that are really putting communities of color and queer folks up in front of storylines, whereas traditionally it’s been hard for us to get into...

/ August 2, 2017

Why Women Need to Get Out There and Speak

Poornima Vijayashanker at the 2016 Tech Inclusion Conference You don’t have to be a history buff to know that women have not been given equal opportunities to share their voice throughout America’s existence as a country. In a powerful talk...

/ July 28, 2017
IBM Design Studio

How IBM Uses Design Thinking to Better Implement & Understand Diversity

The Austin Urban Tech Movement has made great strides here in Austin, Texas by hosting meetup events targeting minorities in technology. The group hosts these events at the biggest tech companies in Central Texas including Amazon, Oracle and Indeed. Each event...

/ July 28, 2017

Female Talent in Tech Is There to be Found. You Just Need to Look for It.

Kathryn Brown of Scout Savvy on Being a Women Entrepreneur in Tech By Jared Karol Kathryn Brown, CEO and Founder of Scout Savvy, a Portland, Oregon-based data driven diversity recruiting platform, doesn’t buy into the common refrain from companies that say...

/ July 21, 2017

When tech tackles the multi-billion beauty industry

Before founding Shedul, a free booking platform for hair salons and spas, New Zealand natives William Zeqiri and Nick Miller, were on different career paths. In Dubai, Miller was with the Embassy of New Zealand before moving into branding, while...

/ July 21, 2017

New World Bank initiative targets women entrepreneurs

The World Bank announced last Saturday the creation of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to finance and support women entrepreneurs in developing countries. The project, which is worth over $1 billion, was initiated five months ago by Ivanka Trump,...

/ July 21, 2017

Austin Urban Tech Movement Partners with IBM

Austin Urban Tech Movement is partnering with IBM, who has for more than a century been dedicated to every client’s success and to creating innovations that matter for the world. Free and open to the public, this event will allow...

/ July 5, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Sophie Kwok

In our ongoing series of BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Sophie Kwok, founder and CEO of Love Intently, DivInc 2nd cohort, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity, located in Austin Texas. Interested in building real and lasting relationship? Connect with Love Intently on...

/ June 29, 2017