Author: National Diversity Council

2016 Most Influential Women in Technology Dinner

On a cool October evening, the National Diversity Council had the pleasure of welcoming and recognizing a particularly accomplished array of women leading the tech industry at the 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Technology awards dinner. At a time when the gender disparity in that same industry is being given extra attention, the dinner served as a well-deserved showcase of the type of role models that will help the next generation of diverse leaders develop their own path into and up the world’s foremost engine for innovation. National Diversity Council Founder and Chairman, Dennis Kennedy, explained, ““We...

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Dell Expands Investment in Girls STEM

In celebration of International Day of the Girl, Dell today announced a partnership with Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. The partnership will help strengthen and expand after-school programs in computer science education for an estimated 15,000 girls in grades 6-12 across the U.S. through a combination of financial, technical and mentorship support. In addition to a $400,000 cash donation, Dell will appoint five women technology leaders as program ambassadors to organize and deliver mentorship services. In addition to materials and supplies for the STEM curriculum, this initiative will help...

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Women in Technology Symposium

Despite the well-noted lack of gender diversity present in the technology industry, there exist many women who are currently breaking down barriers in tech. The University of Phoenix and Texas Diversity Council are proud to give voice to these leaders in the form of the new Women in Technology Symposium. The Symposium will run over three days, providing attendees an opportunity for you to understand, learn and hear different perspectives from a diverse mix of female technology executives who have made the climb up the corporate ladder. These roundly successful leaders will sit down to discuss the ‘Tech Gender...

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Distinguished Diversity Professionals: Nominations

Diverse backgrounds drive diverse outlooks drive forward-thinking innovations. This is the belief of Tech Diversity Magazine, backed by study after study illustrating the positive correlation between diversity and business performance. Recognizing this, the tech industry as a whole has worked to instill a greater diversity in its ranks. Many have gone further, designating dedicated professionals to lead the effort towards closing the demographic gaps that only serve to slow progress down. The National Diversity Council seeks to honor these professionals tirelessly doing that important and necessary work.   Criteria A leader in his or her organization dedicated to diversity...

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Apple Setting Pace for Tech Diversity

Flying with the theme of celebrating diversity, Apple released a new iPhone ad to air specifically for the Olympics that plays Maya Angelou’s ‘Human Family’ as backing to juxtaposing images of diverse peoples from every corner of the world. Apple has released its new diversity figures and the numbers are encouraging. The report shows that the Cupertino-based tech giant has completely closed the wage gap between men & women along with white & nonwhite employees. By digging into their compensation schedules from salaries to bonuses to stocks, Apple made sure to firmly tie role and performance into pay. Promisingly,...

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