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13 Feb: Tech Inclusion at Reddit: It Really Comes Down to Putting In the Effort

By Jared Karol For the first time in its history, Reddit has a diverse executive team. This is plain to see in the Reddit panel discussion at last year’s San Francisco Tech Inclusion Conference, moderated by Wayne Sutton from Change Catalyst. What’s even more impressive is the way this team articulates its vision for diversity and inclusion. It’s clear the new executive team is aware of the previous challenges in this area and they’re working on…

13 Feb: Your Product is a Reflection of Your Team

By Jared Karol What happens when you have a lack of diversity on a product innovation team? In a worst case scenario, you get what happened to Google in July of 2015, when their photo app mistakenly tagged a black couple as gorillas. How could something like this happen? The short answer is that the product is a result of the creator. Engineers and product managers are going to create products based off their reality; if…

10 Feb: Diversity & Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Rachel Murray from She Geeks Out

She Geeks Out provides a safe space for women in STEAM to connect and learn. by Jared Karol In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight, we hear from Rachel Murray, Co-founder of She Geeks Out, a Boston- and New York City-based company that creates “an inclusive culture committed to upholding diversity, particularly gender diversity.” They provide safe spaces for women in STEAM to connect and learn. Change Catalyst: Describe the impact you’re having in your role. Rachel: As a woman…

09 Feb: Don’t go it alone: The Importance of Partnerships in Diversity & Inclusion

Tech Inclusion 2016 Keynote Fireside Chat with Sonja Gittens-Ottley, Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Asana and Asana cofounder Justin Rosenstein By Sonja Gittens Ottley, head of diversity and inclusion at Asana, the work tracking app for teams In order for diversity & inclusion (D&I) work to have impact, companies must have several pillars in operation at the same time. They need an actionable, data-driven strategy that is focused on building an inclusive culture. They must establish…

08 Feb: How Super Bowl LI Commercials Showed America Why Diversity & Inclusion Matters

by Jared Karol In the past, most Super Bowl commercials did not make diversity or inclusion the main focus of its messaging. This is not surprising, but things are changing. All together, there were nearly 50 brands with Super Bowl LI ad spots — ranging from funny to nostalgic to poignant to decidedly inclusive. Yes, decidedly, unapologetically, intentionally inclusive. More and more brands, it seems, are beginning to realize that celebrating inclusivity is both good for business and…

31 Jan: Start Here! Change Catalyst Launches Inclusive Tech Hubs Video Series Sponsored by Women Techmakers

With the growing need for inclusion across the world tech hubs are instrumental to empowering innovation and diverse entrepreneurship. But how? Without a playbook to create inclusive cultures or best practices, tech hubs and entrepreneurship communities continue to ask, “Where do I start?” or “How do I create an inclusive culture?” Based on extensive research and years of experience Melinda Briana Epler and Wayne Sutton, founders of Change Catalyst have partnered with Women Techmakers, Google’s…

30 Jan: The Change Catalyst 2016 Impact Report with Google for Entrepreneurs.

At Change Catalyst we’re thrilled to share some of our favorite stories and stats from 2016 in our annual Impact Report with Google for Entrepreneurs. Read more about what’s been happening at Change Catalyst and throughout the Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network: > //impact.googleforentrepreneurs.com/chngcatalyst //impact.googleforentrepreneurs.com/chngcatalyst About Change Catalyst: Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation — through education, community engagement and mentorship. Change Catalyst is a Certified B Corp, winning the “Best for the World”​…

11 Jan: Announcing The Tech Inclusion Podcast by Change Catalyst

The Tech Inclusion Podcast will Feature Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leaders, Change Makers and Advocates. We are excited to announce that on Thursday, January 12, 2017, we will be launching a new podcast series called the Tech Inclusion Podcast. Our hope is that through stories and interviews of tech leaders, entrepreneurs and inclusion advocates, we can help you maximize your tech inclusion efforts in the workplace, your community and around the world. Subscribe to the Tech…

11 Jan: Join Us in Driving Jobs, Empathy and Tech Inclusion Across the U.S. and Beyond in 2017

2016 has been an interesting year… to say the least. We’re still recovering from the fallout here at Change Catalyst, but we’re also reflecting on the wins — there is still a great deal of work to be proud of. In 2016, Change Catalyst extended beyond our expectations with our diversity and inclusion in tech work. Our consulting and training work expanded. We convened five conferences, three career fairs and two startup showcases across America: in San Francisco,…

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