Nate Yohannes says Microsoft is actively recruiting diverse talent

Nate Yohannes says Microsoft is actively recruiting diverse talent

Nate Yohannes is the product leader of artificial intelligence and mixed reality engineering at Microsoft. After a stint with the Obama administration on the Broadband Opportunity Council and SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation developing policies to improve the U.S. government investments in technology, Yohannes entered the private sector serving as an executive adviser on […]

Ebbie Parsons III connects the dots for Black economic empowerment

Ebbie Parsons

Rolling out tech correspondent Meagan Sunn spoke with Ebbie Parsons III, Ed.D., of Yardstick Management about supporting HBCUs, mission-based for-profit businesses, diversity, equity and inclusion and advancing the next generation of Black business leaders. Yardstick Management is one of the nation’s leading Black-owned management consulting firms supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for many of […]

How The Wave, a new Black tech firm, is supporting African American businesses

How The Wave, a new Black tech firm, is supporting African American businesses

Rolling out tech correspondent Meagan Sunn spoke with Jason Kelley, Greg Jackson Jr. and Sabrina Harvey, co-founders of a new Black technology company called The Wave, who describe how their group chat for Black professionals grew from 13 followers into a full-fledged business supporting African American businesses across the country.

Digital mentoring with Christopher King of We Are Marcus

Digital mentoring with Christopher King of We Are Marcus

Christopher King is the founder of We Are Marcus (WAM), an education technology venture that creates scalable character analytics for students of color to affect suspension rates and substance abuse disorders.   We spoke with King about the importance of education technology for creating opportunities for Black kids. What is We Are Marcus and what is […]

Black empowerment through tech with DeRay McKesson

Black empowerment through tech with DeRay McKesson

We caught up with activist DeRay McKesson to talk about the importance of tech in building up the Black community. How important is technology for the advancement of Black people? There is no America without Blackness. There is no culture or community without Blackness. Blackness has always set the trend of what is cool [and] […]

Shaking up the diversity pipeline with Handshake director Jordan Pedraza

Shaking up the diversity pipeline with Handshake director Jordan Pedraza

Jordan Pedraza is the director of support at Handshake, a digital college career network that connects employers to diverse talent at HBCUs and other colleges. Through its easy-to-use mobile app, college students connect with recruiters at companies like Airbnb, Deloitte and Amazon to start meaningful technology careers. As a former Googler and board member at […]

BlocPower CEO Donnel Baird creating clean energy in the inner city

BlocPower CEO Donnel Baird creating clean energy in the inner city

Donnel Baird is the CEO of BlocPower, a proptech startup that is greening American cities by helping residential building owners modernize their heating and cooling units. Using renewable energy and smart monitoring tools, BlocPower is creating better health and environmental outcomes for the inner city. We caught up with Baird to talk about the need […]

Stefon Walters knows how to finesse finances

Stefon Walters knows how to finesse finances

Stefon Walters is the author of Finessin’ Finances, a fun and refreshing guide to personal finance. Graduating with a degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Walters became gainfully employed and realized there was a lot that he didn’t know about personal finance. We caught up with Walters to talk […]

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