The Daughter of the First African-American to Build a Billion-Dollar Company Is Creating Opportunities for Black Boys

The phrase “There’s an app for that!” touches many facets of modern life, to include transportation, finance, communications and entertainment. Apps, or computer applications, typically flow from the fertile minds of young, white male coders. Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ software-writing prowess laid the foundation for a $508-billion corporation and helped revolutionize personal computing for billions of worldwide consumers. Continue reading The Daughter of the First African-American to Build a Billion-Dollar Company Is Creating Opportunities for Black Boys

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Uber partners with Girls Who Code to fight for greater diversity in tech

Uber is announcing today a multi-year partnership with the nonprofit Girls Who Code. As part of the deal, Uber is donating $1.2 million to Girls Who Code over the next three years. The money will go towards growing more after school and immersion programs for young girls to learn tech at an earlier age and the organization estimates that 60,000 more girls will gain access to these programs as a result of the deal. Continue reading Uber partners with Girls Who Code to fight for greater diversity in tech

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Larry Satterfield: Making “Spark” Fly at Cisco

Cisco’s Larry Satterfield has a vision for the company: He wants to use technology to increase diversity, inclusion, and productivity in the workplace.  As Video Sales Specialist, Satterfield knows that Cisco is in a perfect position to implement collaboration technology to achieve those goals. With more than 20 years in sales, Satterfield brings his knowledge of technology to Cisco’s sales department.
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Why Zendaya is Helping Bring Tech to Kids in Need

Career-wise, Zendaya has pretty much done it all. On top of starring in and producing one of Disney Channel’s biggest shows ever, K.C. Undercover, Z has landed roles in two huge films (Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman on Earth), along with inking a record deal, designing her own fashion line, and starting her own Zendaya app. Whew! Continue reading Why Zendaya is Helping Bring Tech to Kids in Need

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These Four Black Women Inventors Reimagined the Technology of the Home

In 1888, a woman named Sarah Goode applied for and was granted a patent in Chicago, Illinois. Goode had just conceptualized what she called the “cabinet-bed,” a bed designed to fold out into a writing desk. Meeting the increasing demands of urban living in small spaces, Goode invented the cabinet-bed “so as to occupy less space, and made generally to resemble some article of furniture when so folded.” Continue reading These Four Black Women Inventors Reimagined the Technology of the Home

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