Category: Tech Inclusion

LinkedIn: Kamilah Taylor on the Importance of Paying Attention to Patterns of Exclusion

One of the biggest challenges Kamilah Taylor, Software Engineer at LinkedIn, faces around building a diverse team is getting other people to understand that there’s even an issue in the first place. “Not everybody really notices those things,” she says....

/ May 9, 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

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

Announcing the Change Catalyst Startup Fellows Program

By Jared Karol Being a change catalyst requires an awareness of the need for change, and an intentionality in how to go about creating that change. At Change Catalyst, one of the ways we’re being intentional in creating change is...

/ April 27, 2017

Access Latina: Lucienne Gigante on Creating Opportunities for Women in STEM Industries

By Jared Karol “A little change in approach can impact a lot,” says Lucienne Gigante, Co-Founder of Access Latina, an accelerator program for Latina women in Puerto Rico and the United States that is pioneering entrepreneurial growth for women in...

/ April 26, 2017

The Hidden Entrepreneurs Across America: Founder Stories By Change Catalyst

When the tech industry talks about tech startups and entrepreneurs, too often the narrative revolves around Bay Area companies such as Instagram, Uber and Twitter. As technology continues to democratize opportunities and innovation, however, many successful tech entrepreneurs are now...

/ April 26, 2017

Detroit Diversity & Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Hajj Flemings, Founder of Rebrand Detroit

By Jared Karol In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight, we hear from Hajj Flemings. Hajj is a Human Brand Designer and his work aims to humanize people, brands, and cities. He is the founder of Rebrand Cities; his latest project,...

/ April 25, 2017

Ruha Devanesan on Using Agile Methodology to Create More Inclusive Teams

By Jared Karol In her role as Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Symantec, Ruha Devanesan is constantly thinking of innovative ways to create a more inclusive workplace environment. One strategy she is exploring is to apply the Agile...

/ April 22, 2017

Comcast NBCUniversal: Antonio Williams on Importing Diversity & Inclusion Practices from Other…

By Jared Karol Before their merger a little over six years ago, both Comcast and NBCUniversal were primarily known as companies that focused on media — specifically cable and telecommunications. However, the combined organization — Comcast NBCUniversal — has increasingly become a tech company, and Antonio...

/ April 20, 2017

Startups Apply to the Tech Inclusion Seattle Startup Showcase

At Tech Inclusion, we celebrate inclusive innovation. So, when it comes to startups we seek out the most diverse and impactful entrepreneurs to showcase at our annual event. This year ten early stage startups will pitch to judges and investors...

/ April 19, 2017