After the release of the first report in 2017, Black Tech Mecca (BTM) has continued to lead the charge on compiling data that aims to fufill part of their mission to “paint a clearer picture of Black participation in local tech ecosystems.” On June 27, BTM founder, Fabian Elliott returned to Google for #CHISBTE19. The forum marks three years of research and focused on the 2019 theme Smart Black Tech Ecosystems: An In-Depth Analysis of Racial Equity in the Chicago Tech Sector.
When I started The Civic Tech Collective as a blog on WordPress, it was with the intention of building a mega-resource of ALL THINGS civic technology, from the latest news about little-known founders using technology to generate positive impact in their community, to creating a portal of resources—boot camps, funding, university-level programs—for anyone embarking on the journey of being a social entrepreneur. While it has been rewarding to take on the task of raising awarene
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Parents and students are invited to learn about interesting opportunities from an array of dynamic speakers at Cision, receive a tour, and a panel Q & A with Valerie Lopez, Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Cision. This enrichment event is intended for girls ages 14-17, who must be accompanied by an adult. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Cision provides an earned media management platform for brands to target relevant influencers, distribute and manage campaign
I wasn’t sure what to expect at my first Fear Paradox. But any and all anxiety went away when I met a really nice lady on the elevator ride to the 19th floor of Merchandise Mart. She introduced herself as just, “Lola.” But I soon found out that she was “THE Lola P. Wright,” Spiritual Director of Bodhi Chicago, a center founded in 2003 with a mission to build an inclusive community for all to not only honor God, but reveal love, honor all paths, and celebrate life. Wright also
Meet Christina Marshall-Valdez, a dynamic speaker, marketing professional, and founder of Elu – an online, made-to-measure apparel brand for plus-size women. Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune #ChiTech #WOCinTech #WomeninTech #WomeninBiz
This campus is beautiful! Can’t wait to come back tomorrow for the first Black Girls Code – Chicago workshop! Follow the hashtag online for updates on the newest addition to the #ChiTech scene for youth! #ChiTech #STEM #MoniqueWingard #GwendolynBrooksAcademy #BGCChi2016 #Chicago #BlackGirlsCode #Tech