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30 Sep: Today’s Leaders: Youth in STEM

Did you know that African-Americans and Latinos make up only 3-5% of the technology workforce, while white employees make up 71% of leadership, according to data aggregated by Silk? Or that women only represent 28% of workers in science and engineering, even though they make up nearly half of college-educated workers according to the National Science Board? The number of women with computer science degrees was actually rising until 1984, where it plummeted. The data speaks for…

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08 Sep: The Mommy Pod Is Coming to Tech Inclusion!

Working While Female: The Nursing Mom Edition Guest post by Tina Lee crossposted at Tech Inclusion Yes, this is kind of a rant. Because we have a real problem. And at the end of this post you’ll find an invitation to participate in an experiment that might help working women who breastfeed their babies at professional conferences. Here’s You, Indulging Me: Why This Matters Fact 1: Breastfeeding is one of the best things a mother…

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21 Jul: Impact Investing Resources

I was putting together a resource list for people to learn more about impact investing after our informative event “Changemakers: Investing in Change,” when Lauren Booker Allen from Omidyar Network sent me this amazing resource. The following list is published here with Omidyar’s permission. Guides/Case Studies Short Guide to Impact Investing, The Case Foundation (2014) Impact Investing: A Primer for Family Offices, World Economic Forum (2014) Navigating the Territory: A Guide to Impact Investing for Donors, The…

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23 Jun: List of Accelerators for Women

There are a growing number of accelerators who are creating programs to better support women. Here’s a window into my Evernote list of them. Please let us know if I missed one! AVINDĒ  Texas Avion Ventures San Francisco Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland Change Catalyst Online Dreamit Athena Philadelphia Equita San Francisco Hera Labs San Diego Merge Lane Boulder Ogunte London (we deeply love them, as they are also supporting women social entrepreneurs!) Prosper St. Louis The Refinery Westport, CT SheEO Toronto Spring Accelerator Nairobi Springboard Accelerator DC (Founded…

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19 May: New Dates and Ticket Pricing For Tech Inclusion Conference

One of the key visions behind the Tech Inclusion conference is to create an event that allows tech companies/startups, individuals, consultants, diverse communites/organizations and thought leaders to share their solutions, lesson learned and case studies around tech diversity and inclusion. We originally set an ambitious date of June 12-13th. We opened call for speakers and reached out to key speakers and sponsors who we knew that were already doing amazing work. Since our original call…

13 May: Changemakers: Investing in Change

Join us for our next event… Changemakers: Investing in Change Monday, June 1, 2015 6:00 to 8:30 PM Galvanize, 44 Tehama St, San Francisco This is a session you won’t want to miss! Come meet an experienced panel of investors who are earning not just a financial return but also a social return on investments. We’ll explore a variety of topics related to investing with a mission, including: What is impact investing or socially responsible investing, and…

30 Apr: Changemakers: Fashion, Design & Purpose

Join us for our next event… Changemakers: Fashion, Design & Purpose Monday, May 4, 2015 6:00 to 8:30 PM Galvanize, 44 Tehama St, San Francisco Panel Discussion plus Special Popup Stores! Join us on May 4 for a unique event: a panel discussion and exclusive popup stores from transformational Bay Area founders working to bring sustainability and mindfulness into fashion. Learn how these designers are championing supply chain transparency, improving worker’s lives, and using ethical and sustainable materials to…

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31 Mar: Tech Inclusion Conference – A Call For Speakers On Solutions To Tech Diversity and Inclusion

I’m pleased to announced on June 12th-13th I’m co-organizing the first Tech Inclusion conference and workshops in San Francisco. As technology continues to affect every sector of business and innovation, there’s a growing concern for the lack inclusion across the tech ecosystem: from the pipeline to the boardroom to Capitol Hill. Entrepreneurs, corporations, education facilities, policy makers and investment firms are all ready to do something about it. The Tech Inclusion workshops and conference will…

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