Co-Founder/CEO Code2040 “There’s been a shift in the way thought about and talked about that makes me really optimistic that we’re going to solve this problem.” - Laura Weidman Powers If you recognized yesterday’s #BlackHistoryNBT feature, you’ll be no stranger to today’s superwoman. In 2012, alongside Tristan Walker, Laura Weidman Powers co-founded non-profit organization Code2040. Their mission is to ensure that by the year 2040 - when the US will reportedly be majority Black and Latinx -

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  Founder/CEO of Walker & Company Brands (Bevel) & CODE2040. Ingrown hairs and razor bumps affect all people who shave, but people of color are more likely to have wiry or curly hair which is more prone to growing back improperly for the skin. Our feature for today took special attention to the issue founding a health and beauty startup aimed at simplifying grooming for people (especially of color) with curly hair. “We wanted to solve this very

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  Software Engineer, Employee #1 at Dropbox Aston Motes grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, a small town with plenty of computers to keep him occupied. “I always had computers around me," Motes says in an interview with Fast Company, "...and that’s due to my dad, who I think earlier than most people not in Silicon Valley realized the power of personal computation.” He began learning about code in middle school, and by high school

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Last year, Damien Hooper-Campbell made history being selected to serve as eBay’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer. "eBay is one of the pioneers in harnessing technology to level the playing field by creating a global marketplace that is truly inclusive and diverse,” says Hooper in a release, “I look forward to leading eBay’s efforts to foster an even more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace, which I believe can contribute to increased innovation and even better engagement

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Last week San Francisco hosted the Tech Inclusion conference highlighting diversity in tech. One person who definitely should be held up as a model for tech inclusivity and diversity is Lisa Mae Brunson. Founder of Wonder Women Tech, EqualityTV, Hacks 4 Humanity, and Wonder Women Hacks. She has contributed to the Huffington Post, had her conference featured locally on CBS and NBC Los Angeles, and advocates for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ARTS, and math) education. Lisa

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The first thing you see on Kaya Thomas’ website is - Developer, Student, Mentor - however, Kaya is so much more than that, she is an inspiration. While still in her teens, Kaya was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and others during last year's Black Girls Rock ceremony. The young ios developer and creator of the We Read Too app, highlighting diverse books with minority characters, has contributed to TechCrunch, interned at Intuit, and has

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While watching Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, we were first introduced to Angelica Ross. The CEO and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a training academy, and apprenticeship program that aims to educate and employ members of the Trans community in media and tech careers. Trans people face astoundingly high levels of discrimination in all aspects of their lives but especially in employment. In doing this work alone, helping members of this community gain employment opportunities, Miss

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