diversity

Philly to host first-ever ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ youth hackathon next week access

Nov. 7, 2014 8:31 am

Philly to host first-ever ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ youth hackathon next week

The hackathon will cater to minority boys and girls. They'll build apps focused on education, restorative justice, masculinity and more.
RJMetrics exec Anita Andrews’ dream job? Being Hillary Clinton’s CTO access

Nov. 5, 2014 7:59 am

RJMetrics exec Anita Andrews’ dream job? Being Hillary Clinton’s CTO

We chat with the former Rudy Guiliani staffer turned web analytics guru, who says she'd like to head back into politics, just not right now.
Ignite Philly 14 gets political creative

Oct. 29, 2014 8:51 am

Ignite Philly 14 gets political

Sexual harassment. Immigration. The right to own a tiny house. Those topics and more took center stage at last week's event.
Dev program ‘Coded by Kids’ expands to Martin Luther King High School access

Oct. 13, 2014 10:30 am

Dev program ‘Coded by Kids’ expands to Martin Luther King High School

The program has grown since its founding in 2013, now offering three classes a week.
IMPACT lineup begs the question: where are the women speakers? access

Sep. 22, 2014 8:29 am

IMPACT lineup begs the question: where are the women speakers?

Just two (now four) of IMPACT's nearly 40 speakers are women. Is this the status quo, or should we expect better from the region's tech leaders?
Jon Gosier’s new fund wants to make angel investing more inclusive business

Sep. 16, 2014 10:31 am

Jon Gosier’s new fund wants to make angel investing more inclusive

Third Cohort's partners don't look like your average angel investors.
How I built a 10-person tech team that’s nearly half women [Q&A] access

Feb. 12, 2014 12:30 pm

How I built a 10-person tech team that’s nearly half women [Q&A]

A 1:1 to male to female ratio was never an objective, said Kimberly Blessing, who heads the tech team at the Conshohocken-based design agency. It was an outcome.
From digital archive to the stage: theatre group adapts stories from South Asian American Digital Archive creative

Oct. 15, 2013 8:00 am

From digital archive to the stage: theatre group adapts stories from South Asian American Digital Archive

This Friday, the South Asian American Digital Archive will come to life.
Meet the first female president of the University of the Sciences access

Apr. 17, 2013 9:30 am

Meet the first female president of the University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences will inaugurate its first female president this Friday. Helen Giles-Gee, a Penn grad with a long history of college leadership roles, will also be the college’s first black president. It’s a first that’s made even more notable because of the university’s focus on health care and science degrees.¬†Giles-Gee will join Heidi […]
85% of youth attending this South Philly computer lab are female access

Apr. 15, 2013 10:30 am

85% of youth attending this South Philly computer lab are female

South Philly's Smith Playground near Snyder Avenue used to be a bit of a boy's club. But that rec center that now welcomes a majority female attendance is part of a citywide growth in diversifying the broad technology community.