SAN JOSÉ, CA (November 19, 2021) — Leading diverse chief executives Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, and Enrique Lores, President and CEO of HP Inc., today urged their peers in Silicon Valley to establish clear, measurable and accountable business goals to drive the overdue progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Their comments were offered earlier today during the Innovating Equity Summit, hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and sponsored by Genentech, the San Francisco 49ers and Blue Shield of California.
SAN JOSÉ,CA (Nov 17, 2021) — The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today announced several new speakers will join the ‘Innovating Equity’ Summit on November 19, including a closing spotlight Q&A with John Rice, Founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), and SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas. SVLG also announced the addition of an ‘Inclusive Conversation’ dialogue with California legislators Senator Sydney Kamlager and Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia and Evan Low.
SAN JOSÉ,CA (Nov 15, 2021) —The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will deliver opening remarks at the ‘Innovating Equity’ summit organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group on Friday, Nov. 19. Secretary Fudge will discuss the Administration’s efforts to promote greater access to affordable housing and put an end to discriminatory practices in the U.S. housing market.
SAN JOSÉ, CA (October 29, 2021) — California Governor Gavin Newsom today spoke to the Administration’s bold plans to shore up the Golden State’s innovation economy and create greater shared economic value for all Californians at the 2021 Annual Forum, presented by Amazon. While touting the state’s historic investments of more than $100 billion in recovery and rebuilding efforts, Governor Newsom also emphasized the essential role of public-private partnerships in addressing statewide challenging ranging from homelessness to COVID-19 pandemic response, from clean water access to expanded access to technology equipment and internet access.
SAN JOSE, CA (October 21, 2021) — “Providing equal work for equal pay is not only fair, it’s also critical if our goal is to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology sector and innovation economy. Yet today on Latina Equal Pay Day, it’s painfully clear how much work remains to ensure that Latina employees are paid their fair share. In the U.S., Latinas are paid 43 percent less than white men and 28 percent less than white women. This means that on average, a Latina must work more than twenty three and a half months to be paid the equivalent annual earnings of her white male counterpart. SVLG urges business leaders, policymakers, and advocates to remain focused and to take action to close the gender wage gap for Latinas.”
To learn more about efforts to close the gender wage gap, please visit: http://www.equalpaytoday.org/latina-equal-pay-day-2021
SAN JOSE, CA (October 19, 2021) – “The new report issued today by the U.S. Department of Education is a welcome step in raising our national consciousness around how the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on the mental health of the nation’s youth. We’re encouraged to see that the Department’s report largely echoes the findings and recommendations published by SVLG last month in our report examining how Bay Area schools are addressing the underlying stressors and concerns facing local youth,” said Sara Garcia, Director of Education & Workforce Development at SVLG.
As the pandemic continues to be a factor in our daily lives, schools have been at the center of public concern. While adults opine on teacher vaccination, when to return to classrooms, and masking mandates, one factor remains constant – the effects of this unusual time on student mental health are real and need attention.
As student mental health and trauma support gain added attention and funds, for this next school year, the big question remains: How long will the funding last to support this moment?
Good news for folks who care about advancing education and workforce diversity in California. With last week’s Appropriations hearings in Sacramento, SVLG’s education-related bill package – AB 99, AB 1456, AB 927, and SB 22 – is one crucial step closer to becoming state ed policy. Let’s break it down. The headliners: AB 99 and …
For students of not too long ago, the job fair was a ritual they knew well. A chance to walk around tables, shake some hands, make some connections. And usually? Free tote bags. That kind of socialized work interaction seems like a complete break from our current reality. But for our most impacted individuals – …
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