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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.
S. Jersey game developer will use Google Glass to help visual impairment access

Apr. 11, 2013 11:30 am

S. Jersey game developer will use Google Glass to help visual impairment

This 26-year-old game developer is blind in his left eye due to an eye disease caused by being born prematurely. He's proposed using Google Glass, Google's wearable computer, to help his visual impairment and was among the 8,000 that Google chose to pilot the technology.
Jon Gosier named one of the most influential black Americans in tech access

Apr. 10, 2013 10:00 am

Jon Gosier named one of the most influential black Americans in tech

The Business Insider list seemed to be inspired by a CNN investigation that reported that white and Asian men dominate Silicon Valley.
Developers talk diversity: Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise business

Apr. 5, 2013 10:30 am

Developers talk diversity: Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise

Organized by Fort Washington-based mobile development consulting firm Chariot Solutions, the conference, now in its 8th year, is more technical with talks like "Scala's Slick: A Library For Functional Database Access" and "BackboneJS and The Holy Grail: Client and Server" that attract the developer crowd.
Chariot Solutions announces scholars for minority entrepreneurship program access

Jul. 26, 2012 9:30 am

Chariot Solutions announces scholars for minority entrepreneurship program

Chariot Solutions announced the first three scholars chosen for its minority and women entrepreneurship program last week.
Comcast ‘rebuffed’ Oprah Winfrey; Al Sharpton shooting for MSNBC gig: Roundup business

Aug. 4, 2011 8:30 am

Comcast ‘rebuffed’ Oprah Winfrey; Al Sharpton shooting for MSNBC gig: Roundup

Every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. EST, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an email subscription for our weekly Comcast roundup or other news updates Comcast-NBCU Under Fire for Dragging Its Feet on Diversity [The Wrap] — Oprah Winfrey was ‘rebufffed’ by Comcast executives, sources […]
Comcast asks employees for support in ‘Worst Company in America poll:’ Roundup business

Mar. 24, 2011 8:30 am

Comcast asks employees for support in ‘Worst Company in America poll:’ Roundup

Every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. EST, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an e-mail subscri ption for our Comcast news updates. Comcast Begs Employees To Vote For Charter In Worst Company In America Poll [Consumerist] — Allegedly, Comcast representatives encouraged employees, if they agreed, to […]