Racism is the default in our society and nowhere is the issue of race more embedded than in the workplace. Fighting racism at work means pushing the workplace to become something that it has never been before—truly equitable. As we contend with the Great Resignation and the impact of Covid, particularly among those most marginalized,Continue reading "How to Talk to Your Boss About Race Book Launch Event"
One of the hardest questions to answer when considering starting a VC-backed company is “Am I ready to start a company? How will my company succeed?” There are hundreds of thoughts that run through a founder's mind from the start and throughout their journey. Join us for a conversation with Clarence Bethea founder of UpsieContinue reading "Founders Making Waves in the Black Community"
Join Jim Lowry as he talks about lessons learned from his 30+ year career of minority business development. You’ll get practical strategies on securing the mentors, networks, and capital required for success as you pursue your dream of being a tech entrepreneur. You will also get a chance to win a copy of his newContinue reading "Fireside Chat with Author, Jim Lowry"
Despite the commitments made by large tech corporations over the past couple of years, the State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem report revealed that progress towards racial equity has stalled across the tech pipeline. What now? How do we create systemic solutions to address the barriers facing Black talent across traditional and alternativeContinue reading "State of the Black Tech Ecosystem"
Attention: If you’re ever planning on interviewing for a job, this workshop applies to you! Join us for the May 20th workshop on navigating and succeeding in the behavioral and technical interview process! This is the third and final session of the SMASH Summit series. It’s run in partnership with Humane and will be heldContinue reading "SMASH x Humane Workshop: Mastering the Tech + Behavioral Interview (Virtual Workshop)"
Join us for a national voter engagement virtual forum bringing together Kapor Center’s civic engagement partners to raise awareness on how tech platforms are impacting their voter engagement work and overall impact on democracy due to mis/disinformation. Panelists: Derrick Johnson, NAACP Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino Rev. Barbara Skinner, Faiths United to Save Democracy DamonContinue reading "Fight for the Future: How the Fate of Democracy Impacts Tech Policy"
Career Catalyst will host a conversation with two featured guests from its platform — Stephanie Sterling (Maritime Archeologist and Professional Scuba Diver) and Tyrance Billingsley II (Founder of Black Tech Street) — to discuss how history has informed their work and how the work that they do today will inform the future. Stephanie dives toContinue reading "Career Catalyst Black History Month 2023: A Deep Dive into the Past in Order to Change the Future"
Join us on May 16 at 5:00PM, for a special screening of "Bad Input," a three part video series taking action against discriminatory tech. In partnership with the Consumer Reports, hear from experts featured in the shorts films discuss how biases in algorithms result in unfair practices toward communities of color, often without their knowledge.Continue reading "Bad Input: Film Screening"
What if there was a community based approach for Oakland residents to share vetted resources, report issues, and support each other while feeling more heard and understood by their council members? We have partnered with Councilmember Carroll Fife to bring forward a summer hackathon to address some of the challenges faced by her constituents andContinue reading "The People’s Hackathon: Building Community Tech Solutions for Oakland"
"Unfiltered Conversations: Queer Perspectives on Working in the American Startup Scene" is a panel discussion designed for investors, founders, and operators in the Bay Area. It brings together a diverse panel of accomplished queer professionals who will share their personal experiences, challenges, and successes in the startup world. The event aims to foster understanding, promoteContinue reading "Unfiltered Conversations: Queer Perspectives on Working in the American Startup Scene"