100 Solutions to Diversity and Inclusion in tech.
Since the inaugural Tech Inclusion Conference in 2015 we have received and granted over 100+ scholarship applications to attendees. For each scholarship application we ask one simple question “What solutions would you like to see for diversity and inclusion in tech?” Below is a series leading up to the 2016 Tech Inclusion Conference of “100+ Solutions to Diversity and Inclusion in tech”. The Theme for Tech Inclusion 2016 Conference is Inclusive and Sustainable Innovation and will be held October 26th — 27th at the Innovation Hangar in San Francisco. Tech Inclusion Conference is presented by Google for Entrepreneurs. The conference will feature a career fair, a startup showcase and an tech innovation demo hall. Early Bird tickets are on sale now.
Solution: Prevent Hiding Your Authentic Self When Job Seeking
I’ve been advised to strip everything out of my professional public profile that will give any ‘clue’ to the fact that I am 1.) Black and 2.) a woman.
My mission is to make it so that people of color do not have to hide themselves just to get a chance at getting a chance to get a job that they are qualified for and passionate about. If I was going for a custodial position, a security guard, or stripper role it wouldn’t be an issue. I would likely be at an advantage. I want the same advantages in tech.
Diversity and Inclusion In Tech Solution Submitted by Akyya
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Our Tech Inclusion programs explore and develop innovative solutions to tech diversity and inclusion. We partner with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion together through conferences, career fairs, strategic consulting and training. Our work spans the full tech ecosystem, including: Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Policy.
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