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PHL: Most Diverse Tech Hub

In November 2020, the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce awarded $500,000 across several organizations for its PHL: Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative. The three-part initiative seeks to boost tech skills for the future talent pipeline — specifically Black and brown Philadelphians looking to move into technology careers.

For its part in this funded initiative, Technically Media is managing the Philadelphia Tech Industry Partnership, through which it is convening technology employers to identify sector and talent needs with workforce diversity at top of mind, and building the network of employer partners. These partners should be committed to providing internships, on-the-job training, unsubsidized employment and targeted mentoring.

The articles appearing here are also a part of the PHL: Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative. They were independently reported and not reviewed by other partners.

Check out our Most Diverse Tech Hub report and toolkit here.

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Jan 16 8:30am

A way forward: Read Technical.ly’s deep-dive look at diversifying the technical workforce

Jan 9 1:58pm

How I Got Here: Meet Senzwa Ntshepe, two-time DEI tech founder and head of The Connect

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Nov 21 6:00pm

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Nov 8 7:15am

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Sep 27 2:41pm

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Sep 12 6:12pm

How I Got Here: Dominique Clarke got into software engineering through tech community work first

Sep 7 4:33pm

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Aug 19 3:55pm

What are microaggressions? What’s their impact? Learn from this DEI pro on Aug. 31

Aug 11 7:03pm

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Aug 9 2:16pm

Campus Philly’s new mentorship program is for college students seeking tech careers

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How I Got Here: Tracy Ajuo focused on ‘my story as a Ugandan-American girl in tech’ to land her first engineering role

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When is your workplace DEI actually tokenism?

Jun 28 2:18pm

How I Got Here: Joshua Funches networked his way to a software engineering apprenticeship at Accenture

Jun 9 2:33pm

Tech leaders, learn to avoid ‘tokenism without change’ at this workshop

May 20 2:47pm

City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department is launching a Tech Industry Partnership

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How pay transparency makes companies more equitable

Apr 29 3:47pm

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How to write culturally inclusive job descriptions? This workshop will teach you

Apr 5 9:15am

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Mar 29 11:20am

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Mar 8 9:15am

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Oct 25 7:36am

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May 19 7:30am

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Apr 9 9:55am

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Mar 29 11:54am

Take this survey: How is your company contributing to tech sector diversity?