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US tech giant Adobe has donated $3million to historically Black colleges and universities and a Hispanic serving institution to help minority students get into tech. Bowie State University, Winston-Salem State University, and a school catering to Hispanic students will receive $1 million donations under Adobe’s new Anchor School Program. The program aims to “provide students with training, career readiness programs, internships, financial assistance, and digital tools.” Adobe’s chief talent, diversity, and inclusion officer, Brian Miller, told Fortune that it’s a “deep, focused partnership” that “really” allows the company to expose

Black women in tech are rallying together on social media to support a new campaign launched by OlaySkin and Joy Buolamwini to get more Black girls into coding camps. To combat hidden bias in beauty algorithms, Olay launched the scheme on Monday to coincide with National Coding Week. It has an ambitious but achievable mission to help send at least 1,000 young women of color to code camp next summer through a partnership with Black Girls CODE. As part of its #DecodetheBias campaign, which includes national TV spots and print

The not-for-profit organization is raising funds to publish a book highlighting the achievements of 51 Black women in tech to give young people in schools access to role models from diverse communities. Once the book, dubbed The voices in the shadow, is published, TLA Black Women in Tech aims to distribute 300 copies to schools in the UK and Ireland for free. The mission has also been backed by the Digital and Culture Minister, Caroline Dinenage, who said it was important for children to know they can do anything in life. There

Barclays Eagle Labs has partnered with Foundervine [CEO Izzy Obeng pictured] to launch its second 12-week virtual accelerator program designed just for Black-founded early-stage tech businesses. The program, which officially kicks off on November 22, was created to help new startups founded by one or more black entrepreneurs access resources to help them with sales strategy, operations, product development, and leadership. According to Barclays, applications are now open for the Accelerator to UK-based digital and tech start or scale-ups with a “minimum viable proposition for their business and with one or more

The UC Davis Centre for Integrated Company and STEM Education, better known as C-Stem, has recently received a $2.4million grant to help young Black girls tap into engineering and robotics at a younger age. According to the center, which hopes the program will become a “mentoring pipeline,” the National Science Foundation gave the grant. The money will allow the organization to access vital resources needed to equip the girls with the necessary skills to succeed in the STEM sector. The program, dubbed The Ujima Girls in Robotics Leadership Project, will be

Teachers Pay Teachers are hiring on POCIT In 2018, Tez Smith finally mustered up the courage to enter the tech industry by enrolling in a software engineering boot camp. It was a dream that began right after he graduated from college in 2011. After successfully finishing the program, he now works for Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), the world’s most popular online marketplace for original educational resources. But why did it take so long for him to turn his dream into reality? In this interview, Tez talks about his work at

Radancy is hiring on pocitjobs.com Eboney Robinson’s journey to tech began in 2012 when her mother picked up a flyer. It was for the SLICE Program, which provides employment and educational opportunities to young people from low-income backgrounds.  Today, Eboney works at Radancy, an enterprise SaaS talent acquisition platform, as a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer and is the first in her family to be employed in the technology industry. In this interview, she discusses her job at Radancy, what initially sparked her interest in technology, and how she’s giving

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss fashion designer Virgil Abloh selling a majority stake in Off-White to LVMH but what is the cost of losing its Black-owned status? (21:58) They also break down: Twitter’s new dislike button (1:03) Bezos vs Branson’s space flight (5:30) Clubhouse is open to the public but is it too late? (9:32) Why Black employees prefer to work remotely and the Netflix employees that were caught slipping on Slack (12:20) Sponsors Get your ticket for Inbound 2021! Speakers include Oprah Winfrey, Tristan Walker, and

Asana is hiring! Check out their roles on pocitjobs.com “Empathy is my superpower,” Rasha Harvey says. As a queer, Black American, Rasha calls being different his secret sauce. “And Asana is all about connecting teams across the globe.”  Rasha works as an Enterprise Customer Success Manager at Asana, a work collaboration management platform. He has colleagues across the globe, including in Munich, Tokyo, London, and San Francisco, and has travelled extensively across the world. But in his childhood, his reality was very different from that of today. Working Class With

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss the Black footballers who faced online racial abuse from fans and how do we stop this from happening on social media? (1:10) They also break down: Trump tries to return to social media and the politics of ‘cancel culture’ (8:16) Richard Branson joins the space race and why all the investment into space? (15:05) Netflix dominates the Emmy’s (24:00) Amazon marketplace and conscious consumerism (28:05) What’s the cause of Uber’s price surge? (32:42) Sponsors Get your ticket for Inbound 2021! Speakers include

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