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Martin O'Malley Makes First Campaign Visit to San Francisco

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Kyle McCarthy

This week, Democratic presidential candidate, Martin O'Malley will take a quick break from campaigning in Iowa to connect with San Francisco's civic-tech community. This will be O'Malley's first campaign stop in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In Just A Few Days, These Girls Designed Apps To Make Studying More Fun And Fight Bullying

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.29.2015 | Black Voices

Thirteen-year-old Olivia Ross says she isn't used to being surrounded by other girls of color who have a passion for coding and computer science. The ...

Tomorrow's Tech Stars Sound Off On Why Silicon Valley Should Embrace Diversity

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.17.2015 | Technology

Teens from Oakland, California, are speaking out to change the serious dearth of African-American and Latino workers at major tech companies...

10 Things I Learned About Impact Hub Oakland

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Recently I worked at Impact Hub Oakland, a shared workspace whose mission " . . . is to build an entrepreneurial community and coworking space to create solutions for a world that works for all." Here are 10 things I learned.

Championing Change From Inside Silicon Valley

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Jasmine Brett Stringer

Young girls who like to program and code as much as they like to play with dolls are pushing their way into computer and science labs, but they may not be receiving the same support or opportunities as their male counterparts. Why not?

It's Never too Late to Be a Woman in Tech

Molly Reynolds | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Molly Reynolds

Tiffany started her website for $3,000 and believes that just about anyone can save this kind of money to have an app built or a website built. She encourages women to start their own businesses and learn tech. Here are her top five tips to get started.

5 Ways You Can Hack Technology for Social Change

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

With winter melting, and spring coming into view, lots of folks are re-emerging and looking to get involved. My team and I generated a list of 5 ways to get involved in tech this spring.

Lessons Learned at Female Founders Conference

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.25.2015 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Y Combinator's Female Founder Conference couldn't have come at a better time. Silicon Valley has been inundated with negative stories about the role women play in the region. Female Founders Conference gave us the other side of the story.

When Black Girls Code

Lottie Ntim | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Lottie Ntim

Should young black girls be more focused on their own personal trajectories rather than binding together with others who look like them, for the betterment of all?

Our Success Should Go Viral, Not Our Violence

Davey D | Posted 02.03.2014 | Black Voices
Davey D

The conversation about teen violence is one we should not shy away from. It's important. At the same time, one might ask, Why are we not upholding and making the videos of young teens who are doing the right thing go viral?

10 Women in Tech Orgs You Should Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Craig Newmark

Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a list of some of my top 10 women in tech orgs (in no particular order) for you to check out:

Talent, Discovered: Tapping the Potential of Black Girls Code

Sejal Hathi | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Sejal Hathi

Kimberly Bryant, bioengineer-cum-tech-evangelist, is the founder of Black Girls Code, a blossoming movement to empower young women -- specifically, young women of color -- to embrace careers across the digital divide.

Today Is the 40th Anniversary of Title IX: Let's Celebrate as It Propels Women to Leadership

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Today is a day to celebrate Title IX, the landmark legislation passed 40 years ago that gives women equal access to all fields of education.

Where Did The Girls Go? Closing The Gender Gap With Girls In ICT Day

Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact

Shop owners in Haiti overcome a cash shortage by accepting payment by text message. University students in Saudi Arabia break down the isolation of ni...

Black Girls CODE: Making Technology Accessible

Atim Oton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

I am a strong believer that information and access is key to changing the world. That's why I was so happy to stumble upon Black Girls CODE. Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7-16 from underrepresented communities about computer programming and digital technology.