Join Us at Dreamforce for the Diversity in Coding Panel with Telegraph Academy, Black Girls Code, and The Hidden Genius Project!

The Opportunity Equality — Diversity in Coding Panel Thursday, October 6, 01:00 PM — Thursday, October 6, 01:40 PM

Both “Learn to code” and “diversity in tech” are two topics at the heartbeat of innovation opportunities in the tech world. Both intersect at creating solutions empowering future diverse leaders in all STEM fields.

Bringing the best of both worlds together at Dreamforce, Salesforce will host The Opportunity Equality — Diversity in Coding Panel featuring key thought leaders and doers creating change in the tech industry.

The The Opportunity Equality — [...]

Attending #SXSL Representing Change Catalyst & Tech Inclusion At The White House

President Obama Will host South By South Lawn (#SXSL): A White House Festival of Idea, Art, and Action Monday October 3, 2016

I’ve been attending and speaking at SXSW in Austin,TX for seven out of the past eight years. The 2016 SXSW was special. Both President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended and spoke on panels and a fireside chat. I had the opportunity to see the President Obama fireside chat in person during the SXSW this year.

When the White House announced the South By South Lawn (SXSL) festival on Twitter, I immediately shared it and was dreaming I would [...]

Announcing Tech Inclusion Conference 2016 Programming Agenda

The 2015 Tech Inclusion Conference featured over 137 speakers, over 1000 attendees, several workshops and a career fair with 27 companies. It was a two day, two track conference. We learned a lot since planning last year’s conference, such as more talks about accessibility which lead to the Ability In Tech Summit and taking into consideration one of the biggest requests from attendees last year; a larger space. We’re excited to host the 2016 conference at the Innovation Hangar. Our goal is to double attendance from the 2015 conference.

Presentation: Beyond The Business Case For Diversity and Inclusion In Tech

Tech companies released their diversity and inclusion data in 2014 that lead to the national awareness of the lack of inclusion in the workforce that has stifled innovation. Research after research continues to show that businesses with diverse leadership and employees outperform companies that are homogeneous yet many executives question the value of diversity.