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A conference dedicated to increasing diversity in data science is coming to CHOP dev

Jul. 1, 2019 2:40 pm

A conference dedicated to increasing diversity in data science is coming to CHOP

A Vanguard data scientist brought the national Women in Data meetup to Philly and is now running meetups and conferences to get more women into the field.
Youngmoo Kim on breaking the ‘monoculture’ of tech: ‘What the hell are you waiting for?’ access

May 16, 2019 10:32 am

Youngmoo Kim on breaking the ‘monoculture’ of tech: ‘What the hell are you waiting for?’

The Drexel University professor and founder of the ExCITe Center talked racial equity and education in STEM at TEDxPhiladelphia on Wednesday morning.
Women tech founders: Collaboration can help shrink the venture capital gap access

May 10, 2019 11:43 am

Women tech founders: Collaboration can help shrink the venture capital gap

Connections and mutual support have been crucial to the panelists at Tuesday's Women in Tech Soiree, part of Philly Tech Week.
Why diversity in artificial intelligence development matters dev

May 7, 2019 9:13 am

Why diversity in artificial intelligence development matters

At the HUE Tech Summit, technologists of color discussed the dangers of non-inclusive AI — and what we can do about it.
In lawsuit filing, Media Mobilizing Project calls for more diversity in media ownership media

Apr. 17, 2019 2:31 pm

In lawsuit filing, Media Mobilizing Project calls for more diversity in media ownership

Access to diverse news sources is “essential to try to change and fight deep problems of poverty and racial injustice,” said MMP's Hannah Sassaman.
Why it matters that Philly has a conference for women of color in tech business

Apr. 16, 2019 8:58 am

Why it matters that Philly has a conference for women of color in tech

We spoke with Jumoke Dada, organizer of the second annual HUE conference, ahead of the May 3 Philly Tech Week event.
These two suburban tech companies landed perfect scores for LGBTQ equality business

Apr. 4, 2019 11:50 am

These two suburban tech companies landed perfect scores for LGBTQ equality

A report found that 85% of Fortune 500 companies include gender identity in their non-discrimination policies, a massive uptick from just 3% in 2002.
The City just launched a new grant program for underrepresented tech founders civic

Apr. 3, 2019 12:44 pm

The City just launched a new grant program for underrepresented tech founders

The program, which replaces StartupPHL's Call for Ideas grant program, will back entrepreneurs from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with $5,000 to $25,000 in grant money.
Here’s a roadmap for increasing access to computer science dev

Mar. 6, 2019 1:18 pm

Here’s a roadmap for increasing access to computer science

Code.org COO Cameron Wilson laid out specific policy changes and strategies to help diversify access to tech in K-12 schools.
Philly tech companies are trying these 4 strategies to bridge the gender gap business

Mar. 5, 2019 1:18 pm

Philly tech companies are trying these 4 strategies to bridge the gender gap

From diversifying their hiring panels to increasing their referral bonuses, here's how local companies are trying to even out a massive gender disparity.

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