While Blacks and Latinos earn nearly 18 percent of computer science bachelor’s degrees, they make up only around 5 percent of the technical workforce at top tech companies.
Join us as we launch this four-event series as we hear from social entrepreneurs who aren’t buying the tech industry’s excuses for the diversity gap — and are instead hacking the culture of tech. Hosted by WNYC’s Jami Floyd.
During this event, we’ll hear from the speakers about why they couldn’t ignore this problem, and how they got the inspiration for their big, bold solution. Each solution and each social entrepreneur comes at the problem from a different angle. Hear them in conversation about how to have the biggest impact, and how you can challenge yourself to develop your own ideas and commitments to action.
Kathryn Finney is a 2016 Echoing Green Fellow and founder of digitalundivided, which invests in the success of innovative black and Latina women entrepreneurs by providing them with the network, coaching, and funding to build and scale their companies.
Laura Weidman Powers is a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow and co-founder of CODE2040, a nonprofit that creates access, awareness, and opportunities for minority engineering talent to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy.
Kalimah Priforce is a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow and founder of Qeyno Labs, which works to transform children’s lives and give them the power to transform their worlds through social innovation, education, and technology.
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Change, Justice, Equity: WNYC and Echoing Green Solutions Week
On the eve of our next president’s inauguration, The Greene Space at WNYC and Echoing Green convene the brightest minds in social entrepreneurship to show people how to see promise where others only see problems, teach them how to put bold ideas into action, and inspire them to bring change to their communities at the grassroots level. WNYC’s Jami Floyd hosts four evenings of storytelling, conversation, and hands-on solutions building with experts in the fields of technology, criminal justice, health care, and employment. This live event series runs from January 9-12. See the full schedule here.