Archna Sahay gets candid about tech's diversity problem - Philly


Aug. 29, 2016 3:51 pm

Archna Sahay gets candid about tech’s diversity problem

Sister site Generocity interviewed the city's startup czar on our public Slack channel last week. Here's the recap.

Left to right: Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen, the city's Archna Sahay and Generocity Lead Reporter Tony Abraham pose during the public interview.

(Photo by Mo Manklang)

City of Philadelphia Director of Entrepreneurial Investment Archna Sahay sat down with Generocity Lead Reporter Tony Abraham for a public Slack interview last week.

It was revealing and interesting and good.

Generocity has the recap:

“I think it is really interesting that you have a person of color and a woman leading the efforts of this extremely influential sector in Philadelphia,” she said of her role in helping to level the playing field for entrepreneurs of color. “That sends a very strong signal.”

The city’s startup czar opened up on:

  • Her immigration story (moving to the U.S. from India when she was five years old)
  • The issue of inclusion and diversity (being a woman and a person of color leading an influential sector)
  • How to engage with underrepresented communities
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