WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 2, 2021)—UNCF – the nation’s most effective minority education organization – and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – California’s most dynamic business association, representing more than 350 leading companies in Silicon Valley – today announced a partnership and initiative that will connect HBCU students to internship and career opportunities within the Silicon Valley tech companies, and address longstanding tech-workforce diversity issues.
SAN JOSÉ, CA (December 1, 2021) — Federal officials from the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services will join an important conversation around mental health challenges among the nation’s youth stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation comes on the heels of a recent report issued by SVLG examining how Bay Area schools are addressing the underlying stressors and concerns facing local youth during the pandemic. The summit will also include an important announcement around establishing new career pathways between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Silicon Valley’s innovation ecosystem.
San Jose, CA (Nov. 30, 2021) — The Silicon Valley Leadership Group today unveiled its new Launch Circuit Initiative, a startup support network in which a dynamic and diverse selection of founders will gain access to training, networks, events, access to capital, and mentoring curated to propel them toward success. SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas emphasized the importance of supporting entrepreneurs in a highly competitive business environment.
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
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