Diversity & Inclusion

Supporting Black businesses ‘is long overdue.’ This Milwaukeean is tackling the disconnect in Wisconsin

Sep. 28, 2022 2:09 pm

Supporting Black businesses ‘is long overdue.’ This Milwaukeean is tackling the disconnect in Wisconsin

"Whatever capacity anyone can support Black businesses, know that people are out here hustling": Here's the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin's new president and CEO, Nikki Purvis, on why the resources her org brings are needed.
InnovatePGH wants to make the robotics field more inclusive with Build Back Better funding

Sep. 27, 2022 1:16 pm

InnovatePGH wants to make the robotics field more inclusive with Build Back Better funding

With a program called Expanded Pathways to Entrepreneurship, the public-private org will support 40 new and existing founders, plus 28 fellows pursuing a career in the industry.
What is driving the gender wealth gap? Racism, access to choice and financial literacy

Sep. 26, 2022 2:47 pm

What is driving the gender wealth gap? Racism, access to choice and financial literacy

Philly-based Women's Way hosted its first Gender Wealth Summit earlier this month to start a conversation about barriers to wealth and how we can challenge them.
Prosperity Now just launched a data center to boost Black wealth

Sep. 15, 2022 12:01 am

Prosperity Now just launched a data center to boost Black wealth

The data center launches today with information on education, employment, asset ownership, debt, household income, homeownership and the impact of the pandemic.
With new partnership, RareBreed Ventures is innovating in the VC world again

Sep. 13, 2022 4:37 pm

With new partnership, RareBreed Ventures is innovating in the VC world again

McKeever Conwell II is joining forces with two other funds to bring in more diverse investors via a special purpose vehicle.
Could Philadelphia become a destination for equity-minded life sciences training?

Sep. 13, 2022 2:52 pm

Could Philadelphia become a destination for equity-minded life sciences training?

Tia Lyles-Williams and Phil Brooks discussed workforce development and diversifying the fast-growing field at the 2022 B.PHL Innovation Fest.
These 3 Philly educators were named ‘advocates’ for STEM opportunities

Sep. 7, 2022 6:00 pm

These 3 Philly educators were named ‘advocates’ for STEM opportunities

They'll receive $3,000 stipends to support underrepresented students with independent research and applying to science fairs.
5 Philly orgs are partnering for new biotech training program

Sep. 6, 2022 6:09 pm

5 Philly orgs are partnering for new biotech training program

PIDC, Wistar Institute, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, Iovance Biotherapeutics and the Chamber of Commerce partnered for an aseptic manufacturing tech program that will start in September.
Why do kids need to see themselves as scientists?

Aug. 31, 2022 4:11 pm

Why do kids need to see themselves as scientists?

The recent Xtreme5 Teen Tech Summit exposed 100+ Philly youth to science and technology careers: "Everybody, every type of person, has been and could be a scientist."
What do Philly educators need to prepare their students for future STEM careers? A village

Aug. 29, 2022 7:08 pm

What do Philly educators need to prepare their students for future STEM careers? A village

How do you bring VR headsets and drones to local classrooms? From teacher training to corporate sponsorships, partnerships keep these K-12 pros ahead of the trends.