Author: National Diversity Council

White House Brings On CODE2040 CEO

Laura Weidman Powers, CEO of CODE2040, is heading to the White House for a 6 month appointment as a senior policy advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. CODE2040 began in 2012 with a vision from Ms. Powers and co-founder Tristan Walker to enhance the STEM pipeline for under-represented groups and advance those groups towards prosperous careers in the tech industry – and as entrepreneurs. Nadia Gathers, Communications Coordinator at CODE2040, explained, “We [currently] have 7 entrepreneurs in Residence in 7 cities around the United States, all of which are housed in Google for Entrepreneurs tech hubs.”...

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Soaring Startups

Every day there seems to be a new think piece on the last, failing breath of the thriving startup culture in the technology industry. Every day, however, the entrepreneurial spirit driving that culture beats a touch stronger and new ideas, new inventions, new innovations give many more breaths to keep the culture suspended in air a while longer. Tech Diversity Magazine believes diverse backgrounds help drive diverse outlooks help drive those forward-thinking innovations. Now, National Diversity Council is proud to recognize the soaring startups from women and people of color that will push multiple industries several steps forward. GoldieBlox...

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Hillary Clinton Plans Big on Tech

Presumptive Democratic nominee for President and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced a new initiative on innovation and technology that builds upon the foundations set by President Barack Obama. Among the pillars of this initiative is a renewed focus on supporting diversity in tech, including aiding budding entrepreneurs “who start social enterprises or new businesses in distressed communities the opportunity by potentially awarding forgiveness of up to $17,500 of their student loans after 5 years.” Ms. Clinton’s initiative centers on five main goals: Building the Tech Economy on Main Street Investing in World Class Digital Infrastructure Advancing...

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Obama Declares June LGBT Pride Month

Last night, President Obama put pen to paper and by Presidential Proclamation declared June 2016 LGBT Pride Month. The White House released the following: Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth. The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society. They have spurred sweeping...

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First Ever White House Foster Care & Technology Hackathon

At the heart of the American story is the simple truth that all children should have a fair chance at success, no matter who they are or where they come from. Central to this promise of opportunity is the love and support of a family – which all children deserve, but not enough have. On any given day, there are over 400,000 children in our nation’s foster care system with over 100,000 waiting to be adopted. Every year, 23,000 of these youth will age out of the system never having found a permanent home. Young people who age out...

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