Author: Raasha Suleman

Diversity Data: A Deeper Look

The technology sector is growing at a rate 3 times faster than that of the rest of the private sector, as reported by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, and it is expected to host 1.8 million The The technology sector is growing at a rate 3 times faster than that of the rest of the private sector, as reported by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, and it is expected to host 1.8 million jobs by 2018. Yet, diversity in technology is crawling along, percentage point by precious percentage point, particularly in Silicon Valley, which is historically lacking...

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Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, graduate enrollment for racial and ethnic minorities is increasing. A propitious approach in continuing to increase the level of diversity among graduate schools is the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) in the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. The consortium comprises several programs, such as the Pre-Graduate School Internship, a course in which students pick a graduate student and/or faculty mentor and submit a contract or syllabus outlining their individualized objectives for the semester. Examples of submitted goals are conducting research projects, networking at conferences,...

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Unraveling Unconscious Bias

#LoveWins #BlackLivesMatter #YesAllWomen #ShoutYourAbortion #TheSemicolonProject Through social-media platforms, the Millennial Generation expresses its support for the following movements: same-sex marriage, justice for police-brutality victims, greater awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment, and the de-stigmatization of both abortion and mental health. Seemingly, we are highly reformist; indeed, the Pew Research Center reports that we as a group are more progressive, educated, and racially & ethnically diverse than our predecessors. However, an alternative, maybe sinister explanation of our supposed status as a liberal-minded collective is that we are simply unaware of our own prejudices, partly because explicit racism is socially...

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National CIO Symposium

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