Tag: diversity

The New Philanthropists

Austin-Based Organization to Diversify Nonprofit Boards

While the lack of diversity seen on nonprofit boards across the country isn’t a new issue, an organization in Austin wants it to change, and fast. The New Philanthropists recently held their first meeting at St. David’s Foundation with a focus on...

/ December 7, 2017

The Bootstrapped VC – BeVisible – Andrea Guendelman

Andrea Guendelman, Co-founder + CEO of BeVisible, takes us inside the company culture of a startup driving change in the Latinx professional community, empowering men and women to embrace the strengths, and transcend the limitations, of their cultural heritage to...

/ November 6, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Jamal Wilburn

In our series premiere of BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Jamal Wilburn, Founder and CEO of BigMouff Media and a member of the second cohort group of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity located at Capital Factory in Austin Texas. Sign up here for BigMouff’s...

/ June 2, 2017

Meet Austin’s Newest Diversity in Tech Meetup

Social media has become a huge tool for inspiration and impact, especially for Austin’s own Ricky Sánchez. He became inspired to spark change after reading a tweet by Lara Hogan, VP of Engineering at Etsy. When I tell men to stop mentoring and...

/ June 2, 2017

Founders of Color Minority Ecosystem Map

Back in November, when I had the idea to launch Founders of Color (FOC), the first thing I decided to do was try to better understand the “lay of the land” as it related to minority entrepreneurship. In other words...

/ May 17, 2017

What’s Next for Tech Diversity in Austin, Texas?

When I first tell people I live in Silicon Hills, most people look at me with a very confused expression. They’re typically familiar with Silicon Valley and the many large tech companies that serve us ads via Instagram, but they’re...

/ April 28, 2017

Diversity And Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Mawulom Nenonene

By Jared Karol In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight, we hear from Mawulom Nenonene, D&I Consultant and Talent Acquisition Advisor at Thumbtack, a company that matches customers who need projects completed with qualified, local professionals ready to get things done....

/ April 17, 2017

The Best Podcasts Focused on Diversity in Tech

According to Edison Research, 21 percent of Americans have listed to a podcast, which is up from 12 percent in 2013. 64 percent people say they most often listen to a podcast on their mobile device, which is up from...

/ April 14, 2017

Episode 69 – Paola Mata

iOS Engineer at BuzzFeed Coalition for Queens Alum www.paolamata.com / www.madebylatinas.com What made you decide to work in the tech industry? I was initially in an administrative/office management roles. It wasn’t planned. I started a blog, and I became interested in learning...

/ March 23, 2017

Episode 68 – Christella Dolmo

Mobile Engineer at KickStarter Coalition for Queens Alum What made you decide to work in the tech industry? Initially, I was pursuing a career in accounting. I declared it my major at college. After an accounting internship, I decided it...

/ March 12, 2017