IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ARMONK, NY―This week, IBM announced its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), aimed at driving a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce. Led by Howard University and … Continue reading IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

GM executive Telva McGruder promoted as automotive giant’s tech-inclusion missions rapidly evolve

DETROIT, MI (BDPA Detroit) ― General Motors Company (GM), welcomes Telva McGruder as their new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. In a recent statement, the global automotive corporation looks … Continue reading GM executive Telva McGruder promoted as automotive giant’s tech-inclusion missions rapidly evolve

Implementing Diversity from the Top

LAS VEGAS, NV — Chief diversity officers (CDOs) from internationally-recognized brands in tech shared their best practices during CES® – the world’s largest and most influential tech event – for … Continue reading Implementing Diversity from the Top

It’s Not a Pipeline Problem

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Your company struggles with finding diverse talent; it’s not a pipeline problem. It’s a buy-in, bias, branding and business case problem. Unconscious bias is like an … Continue reading It’s Not a Pipeline Problem

Larry Irving inducted into 2019 Internet Hall of Fame

SAN JOSE, COASTA RICA — The Internet Hall of Fame announced last week the names of eleven pioneers and visionaries who have made outstanding contributions to the Internet’s global growth, … Continue reading Larry Irving inducted into 2019 Internet Hall of Fame

Experts: Collaboration Needed to Diversify Tech Workforce

by Dr. LaMont Jones WASHINGTON – America’s tech industry needs greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and achieving those goals depends in large part on the ability of educational institutions, governments, … Continue reading Experts: Collaboration Needed to Diversify Tech Workforce

Global Diversity at Oracle

SÃO PALO, BRAZIL — Oracle’s Traci Wade visits Brazil. Ms. Wade, global leader of diversity and inclusion in Oracle, is in São Paulo this week and has taken advantage to … Continue reading Global Diversity at Oracle

An All-“HU” Team wins BisonHacks 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On March 30th and 31st, I experienced firsthand that Diversity and Inclusion are indeed one of the best ways to produce some of the most creative and … Continue reading An All-“HU” Team wins BisonHacks 2018

Black Girls Code on ‘GMA’

Black Girls Code founder opens up about breaking barriers in tech on ‘GMA’ New York—Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls CODE, discusses how her program is inspiring young African-American and … Continue reading Black Girls Code on ‘GMA’

AWS Presents: “Underrepresented in Tech—Bridging the Racial Digital Divide”

WASHINGTON (BDPA-DC)—On Thursday, September 28, 2017, students and professionals from area colleges, universities, small businesses and tech organizations joined members of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) teams to participate in their … Continue reading AWS Presents: “Underrepresented in Tech—Bridging the Racial Digital Divide”

BDPA Members Talk Tech & Disruption in Philly for Tech Week

PHILADELPHIA, PA—How does one change the way we think about business? How does one keep up with constantly changing markets in software-defined ecosystems? How can one utilize new technologies to … Continue reading BDPA Members Talk Tech & Disruption in Philly for Tech Week

The Power of Hidden Figures: Diversity in STEM

IBM @ CES: Join Us Today 01.06.17 CES SuperSession Las Vegas, NV—Soledad O’Brien, world renowned journalist, will lead a conversation today on the importance of diversity in STEM fields. Panelists … Continue reading The Power of Hidden Figures: Diversity in STEM