Category: Stories

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

Join the Austin Urban Tech Movement at IBM

The Austin Urban Tech Movement is teaming up with IBM for a free event on driving radical collaboration. Join the group on Thursday, July 27th from 6-9p and have the opportunity to: Talk to recruiters and get on-the-spot resume feedback Connect...

/ July 5, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Sophie Kwok

In our ongoing series on BLNDED Founders, we spoke with Sophie Kwok, founder and CEO of Love Intently, a member of the second cohort group of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity located at Capital Factory in Austin Texas. If you’re interested in building...

/ June 29, 2017

Candid Conversations Are Necessary When Discussing Diversity in Tech

Unless you’re new here, you’re aware that the BLNDED Media team loves events involving leadership, tech and diversity. When we find an event that covers all three of these topics, we know we’ve really hit the jackpot. Yesterday we had the pleasure...

/ June 27, 2017

Side Hustle to Empire: The 3 Hardest Things About Running My Startup

We always hear about entrepreneurship success stories because everyone shares that. But what we often don’t hear about, are the less glamorous parts of entrepreneurship. In this Vlog, I talk about the personal challenges I faced in the early stages...

/ June 26, 2017

Why the Tech Industry Can No Longer Delay the Conversation About Race

Insights from Karen Fleshman, Founder of Racy Conversations “We will postpone and delay the conversation about race because it makes people extremely uncomfortable.” That’s Karen Fleshman, Founder of Racy Conversations, speaking with Change Catalyst’s Juliette Roy on the Tech Inclusion...

/ June 23, 2017

What’s Diversity Got To Do With It?

Over the past five years, the landscape of the Austin tech startup scene has changed. Some would argue the change has been for the better. But if we look closely, we can still see many opportunities for growth. You have...

/ June 23, 2017