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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How Lawyers Are Working to Change Their Industry’s Diversity Problem

Forty-four major law firms and 55 corporate legal departments are teaming up to boost diversity in the legal profession by drawing on two inspirational figures: the late Dan Rooney, beloved owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Arabella Mansfield, a 19th century women’s rights activist who became the first American woman admitted into the legal profession in 1869. Continue reading How Lawyers Are Working to Change Their Industry’s Diversity Problem

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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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