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Advocating for more diverse engineering and technology cultures.
Issue #3 // December 22, 2015
Star Wars star John Boyega talks diversity and dueling Adam Driver
The star of Disney’s latest film talks about how the movie is the most representative in the franchise yet. Despite some early, shameful Internet hate towards the casting, moviegoers seem to be really excited for the latest installment of a story that takes place in a galaxy far, far away.
The Verge

'Disrupting' Tech's Diversity Problem With A Code Camp For Girls Of Color
Coding bootcamps play an important role in getting women and people of color invested in technology and engineering.
NPR

Tech group honors woman behind #RealDiversityNumber
The Level Playing Field Institute honors Erica Baker for her work exposing pay inequalities that still exist in tech.
CNet

Dear White People, You Suck At Diversity
This article seemed to pop up everywhere this week - Digg, Reddit, Facebook and lots of popular aggregation services. Techcrunch reporter Megan Rose Dickey makes the case for startups to broaden diversity efforts to account for intersectionality — the idea that people can face multiple, intersecting phobias and discriminations based on gender, race, class, background and identity.
TechCrunch

We're Entering the Golden Age of Female Entrepreneurship — and It'll be Amazing
The CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest makes her predictions for 2016 and the surge of female entrepreneurship. From a growing ecosystem of supporters to the falling cost of technology, she lays out an argument for 2016 to be the most promising yet for diverse startup cultures.
Sallie Krawcheck

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“Black People Don’t Rock Climb” – Breaking Boulder Barriers
A rock climbing gym in NYC, Boston and Chicago challenges the stereotypes of climbers. They regularly host LGBT climbing nights (called “BKB Out to Climb”), women’s climbing nights and adaptive climbing workshops.
Brooklyn Boulders

POCIT - People of Color In Tech
Videos and interviews highlighting the achievements of people of color in technology.
 
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