Startup PR strategist @Chikodi Chima organized the first #URMinTECH Community Brunch in Oakland today. More on the event later but below are some photos from the gathering.
In 2014 the diversity and inclusion conversation in tech reached an all time high and as we kick off 2015 the topic doesn't seem to be losing any steam; which is great as a lot of change is needed. Below are some of the more recent articles about diversity in tech that I believe everyone should read. The articles range from women in tech, sexism, under represented minorities in tech, the wealth and access gap, to defining what diversity actually means. If I missed any recent articles, let me know in the comments.
BUILDUP Radio Episode 2 – Semil Shah on How Can Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) Can Build Bridges With Investors
As the conversation about Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) continues to evolve from meritocracy, to work force numbers, to can you name more than five African-American tech founders in Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay Area some investors acknowledge they haven't been pitched from a "URM" and some wonder what can they do to about it. One such investor is Semil Shah, Venture Advisor to Bullpen Capital and GGV Capital and direct investor with his fund called Haystack. Semil wrote about "minorities in tech, startups, and investing via his blog and since then curated a URM Twitter list [...]