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Cisco's big bet on a big idea

Tae Yoo | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Two years ago, I stood on stage in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with a quote on the screen behind me. It read, "All it takes is one big idea to change th...

Accelerate Job Creation Through Social Incubators

Tae Yoo | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Tae Yoo

There is no telling where the next great idea can arise. Providing individuals with multiple pathways and resources to find work or foster ideas that both create jobs and address social challenges can have significant impact. Ultimately, this helps address the unemployment challenge.

Three Ways We Can Impact The Future Of Society And The Planet

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

This year, nonprofit leaders, influential CEOs, and diplomats will come together at the CGI Annual Meeting under the theme of "The Future of Impact," where they'll collaborate to turn inspiring ideas into real-world results.

How The IoE Will Drastically Change The Job Market

Tae Yoo | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Solving the unemployment challenge means developing competitive skills, so there are more qualified people eligible for the jobs today and the ones that will be created in the future. To take advantage of the potential of IoE, the world needs millions of people to fill information and communications technology jobs in every country, in almost every field.

Why We Need More Tech Talent to Digitize the World

Tae Yoo | Posted 02.12.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Digitization. This topic was top of mind for many of the 2,500 world business and government leaders at the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting...

Why Careers in Technology are Good for Women

Janet Ramey | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Janet Ramey

Careers for women in technology get an undeservedly bad rap.

Is the Impact of Mobile Phones a Myth?

Tae Yoo | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of the population...

Changing Lives, One Networking Course at a Time

Harbrinder Kang | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Harbrinder Kang

Every day, I have the opportunity to see how technology is changing the way we live. But it's the people behind this technology that truly amaze me.

Solving the "STEM Paradox" With the Global STEM Alliance

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report released its STEM Index of the United States. It revealed that student aptitude for and interest in science, technology, engineering and math has been essentially flat for more than a decade, at the same time that the need for STEM skills continues to grow.

Can National Service Save the Economy?

Tae Yoo | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Last year at a conference on national service, I heard a young man named Johann Shockency speak. Johann said that as a child, he had one goal: to serve his country through the armed forces.

Why Our Future Depends On Women In Technology

Monique Morrow | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Monique Morrow

Today, men dominate technology companies and college computer science programs. But history shows us that women have made some of the biggest breakthroughs in computer technology.

Numbers That Prove Just How Good Volunteering Is For You

Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact

When you were young, you may have been forced to answer the question: "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Maybe you've just graduated from coll...

How National Service Can Help Communities And Build A Stronger Workforce

Tae Yoo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Young Americans today are facing the crisis of unraveling traditional communities and social structures. In fact, 1 million students drop out of school each year, and 17 percent of youth aged 16 to 24 are out of school and work.

5 Qualities That Make You (Yes, You) Perfectly Suited For A Career In IT

Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact

Whether you are hitting your quarter life crisis, midlife crisis, or no crisis at all, deciding what you should be doing with the rest of your life ca...

5 Ways We Can Prepare the Next Generation of Workers for Tomorrow's Technology

Tae Yoo | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

In our world of ever-expanding technology, it's important to remember what makes these connections possible: people.

How A Small Wireless Handset Transformed My Classroom

Madara Pelnēna | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Madara Pelnēna

There is a school of thought that opposes technology in the classroom. This is rooted in the belief that it hinders or completely replaces human interaction.

A 'Smart Stick' Puts The Internet of Everything In Service To The Blind

Rémi Philippe | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Rémi Philippe

An innovative startup in France, is building solutions to help a unique population: the visually impaired.

How You Can Use Social Media To Fight Hunger

Colleen Callahan | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

This past month, I had the opportunity to meet Andrea at her home in suburban Detroit. Andrea has been married eight years to her husband, Matt, and together they have a bright, energetic 7-year-old son named Connor.

How Small Loans Mean Big Changes For Rural Women

Julie Slama | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Slama

In most countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty is concentrated in the rural areas, where approximately 125 million people live. The majority of the population is made up of self-employed farmers and small business owners who rely on their own hard work to survive.

How Silicon Valley Is Hacking Global Pandemics

Joseph Agoada | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

In the world's hardest-to-reach and most under-resourced areas, how do we establish an ability to collect, track and share data on emerging disease pandemics with global implications?

Why We've Ditched The Old Model For Doing Good

Kate Moynihan | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Kate Moynihan

Companies know that getting the biggest bang for the buck in social impact investment requires applying smart business sense to the nonprofit realm. And they are right -- but the business model that needs to be applied is not the one you might think.

How Tech Innovation Leads To Sustainable Solutions In Developing Nations

Lauren Woodman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

It seems as if the days of manually doing routine tasks such as shopping and health care are slowly fizzling into obsolescence. People in both developed and developing countries are reshaping their daily lives and interactions as digital technology becomes intertwined with their everyday activities.

What You Never Realized About Rural Poverty And Your Food

Julie Peachey | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Peachey

Of the 7 billion people on earth, 1.3 billion people farm the food and raw materials we consume. Despite being our "most valuable citizens," a disproportionate number of farmers suffer from the consequences of poverty.

Portraits From Women In Zimbabwe

Patrick Hayes for Kiva | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Patrick Hayes for Kiva

I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.

How A "Pop-Up Museum" Is Getting Kids Excited About Math

Ingrid Ellerbe | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ingrid Ellerbe

We tend to think of math as a series of numbers and symbols on paper, often preceding a list of multiple-choice answers intentionally presented to confound you. But what if we could change the perception of math from being an enigma to being a part of our everyday lives? Math is everywhere around us, and it's beautiful.