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Forbes

Inclusion, Not Only Diversity, Should Be The Goal If We Want An Equitable Workplace

All of our efforts at diversity will be a futile attempt if we do not also strive for inclusiveness. As Freada Kapor Klein, a venture capitalist and longtime diversity advocate, said: “We’re never going to make any progress by adding talent from diverse backgrounds if we don’t fix the inclusion and culture issues.” Read more.

Jun 30, 2020 by Naz Beheshti
Forbes

From Recycling Bottles For Cash To Tech CEO: Meet The Latinx Founder Building A $100 Million Tech Hub In California’s Gritty Central Valley

The first in her family to go to college, Irma Olguin returned home to Fresno intent on using her skills to uplift her community. Her Bitwise Industries has since landed $27 million in venture funding and trained 4,500 workers to code. Read more.

Jun 26, 2020 by Ruth Umoh
Los Angeles Times

Tech Started Taking Lack of Diversity Seriously in 2014; Why So Little Has Changed for Black Workers

The problem, in Kapor Klein’s estimation, is not one of education but of access and support. A number of Black tech professionals agree that the industry’s reliance on personal relationships to grant access and opportunity is partly to blame, producing a network effect that militates against Black and Latino inclusion. Read more.

Jun 24, 2020 by Sam Dean
PitchBook

Some VCs Now Commemorate The 155-Year-Old Tradition Of Juneteenth

A handful of venture capital firms announced they would observe the holiday on June 19, giving their workers the day to learn more about Juneteenth and reflect on racial injustice in the United States. Many have pledged to make it an annual corporate holiday. Read more.

Jun 19, 2020 by Vishal Persaud
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