Diversity & Inclusion

Founders First is bringing grants and support to 30 small businesses in PA and New Jersey

May 23, 2022 12:02 pm

Founders First is bringing grants and support to 30 small businesses in PA and New Jersey

The Job Creators Quest Grant is here to offer $100,000 plus accelerator invites to underrepresented founders. Apps are open through June 13.
Temple’s new Digital Equity Center brings boosted computer access to surrounding neighborhoods

May 19, 2022 4:45 pm

Temple’s new Digital Equity Center brings boosted computer access to surrounding neighborhoods

In the former Norris Homes Community Center, find devices, workshops, education and local groups working toward a goal of broader digital equity in Philadelphia.
This former engineer wrote a book on overcoming workplace biases

May 19, 2022 4:11 pm

This former engineer wrote a book on overcoming workplace biases

CJ Gross's "What's Your Zip Code Story?" covers how class bias can show up in the workplace.
This Alexandria mom created an activewear company to assist neurodiverse inclusion efforts

May 17, 2022 5:27 pm

This Alexandria mom created an activewear company to assist neurodiverse inclusion efforts

She offered her thoughts on how employers can create a better workplace environment for neurodiverse employees.
Does corporate America have a responsibility for inclusive entrepreneurship?

May 16, 2022 4:07 pm

Does corporate America have a responsibility for inclusive entrepreneurship?

Programs like Empower by GoDaddy are helping make entrepreneurship a little more equitable. Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability Stacy Cline says corporations are an important part of making change.
What a high school robotics tournament says about the future of tech talent

May 12, 2022 12:18 pm

What a high school robotics tournament says about the future of tech talent

The Saturday event from the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition during Philly Tech Week is a sign of the future.
A lifetime in the arts led this entrepreneur to help independent artists find ‘opportunities beyond the stage’

May 11, 2022 12:48 pm

A lifetime in the arts led this entrepreneur to help independent artists find ‘opportunities beyond the stage’

With an eye toward equity and awareness of the community value they bring, "we can all contribute to making sure more creatives are visible on the scene," Kennita Hickman says. Here's how she's doing it in Milwaukee.
Apps are open for this $100K fund and accelerator for underrepresented small biz owners

May 11, 2022 10:36 am

Apps are open for this $100K fund and accelerator for underrepresented small biz owners

Founders First's program has grants worth $1,500 to $10,000 available for 30 entrepreneurs in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey area.
Tech Impact is bringing customer experience training to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution

May 2, 2022 4:56 pm

Tech Impact is bringing customer experience training to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution

Plus, the nonprofit's Delaware Data Innovation Lab gets federal funding, Carvertise partners with Gopuff, and a rundown of upcoming tech and business events.
Why Houwzer launched this nonprofit fund for low-income, first-time homebuyers

Apr. 28, 2022 11:05 am

Why Houwzer launched this nonprofit fund for low-income, first-time homebuyers

Across Philadelphia, 10 $5,000 grants will be doled out, along with homeownership and homebuying education courses. The program will extend to more cities next year.