As part of SVLG’s commitment to fostering high-quality education in our region and ensuring the readiness of our future workforce, we joined with member company IBM to convene a special forum to dive into K-12 teacher preparedness and diversification.
Leading a coalition of California business associations, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today urged the Biden Administration and Congress to accelerate implementation of the multibillion dollar CHIPS Act incentive program, which is critical to sustaining and strengthening the state’s thriving innovation economy.
SVLG recently convened a new dynamic event – Mobilizing Our Power, SVLG’s Women’s Leadership Summit. In our inaugural event, we brought together top women leaders from business, government and civic life; startup founders; wellness experts and others for an afternoon of insightful and inspiring conversations around where women in the innovation economy are today, whether in their personal or professional lives.
Ahmad Thomas, CEO of SVLG, today issued a statement applauding Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Ahmad Thomas, CEO of SVLG, today issued a statement applauding passage of the bipartisan CHIPS Act of 2022, which will help strengthen supply chain resilience and bolster the nation’s Innovation Economy. The bill has been approved by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and is awaiting signature by President Biden.
On behalf of more than 350 companies that drive America’s innovation economy from the heart of Silicon Valley, SVLG’s Peter Leroe-Muñoz urges elected officials in Washington to pass the CHIPS Act of 2022 and secure America’s semiconductor future and resilience.
Angel Gonzalez and Charles Mackin are part of Career Horizons, a statewide, online mentorship initiative that the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Bay Area Council, and Valley Vision started in 2021. The program pairs professionals with Black and Latinx community college students for one-on-one career guidance meetings. The goal: expand BIPOC students’ professional networks and career horizons.
SVLG, BAC and Valley Vision worked with Umoja and Puente, the lead organizations serving Black and Latinx students in California community colleges, to co-design the program and serve as trusted intermediaries to students.
A trio of leading Silicon Valley business leaders urge Congress to reject proposed antitrust legislation that could harm small businesses and have a chilling effect on the innovation ecosystem that is a backbone of the nation’s economy.
SAN JOSÉ, CA (June 28, 2022) — Ahmad Thomas, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, issued the following statement today in response to the announcement of an agreement on California’s budget for FY 2022-23:
Facing a shortage of engineering talent, in 2014 LLNL partnered with the college of Las Positas, the Alameda County Workforce Board, and the nonprofit Growth Sector to create Vets2Tech, a program helping to train their next generation of engineers and engineering technicians.
For the last eight years, Vets2Tech has worked with Bay Area community colleges to develop math and physics curricula and technology training programs, and then funnel graduates, mostly veterans, into SVLG member companies including LLNL and LAM Research. The program quickly became a win-win for LLNL, LAM and the participating veterans, who had mechanical know-how, leadership skills, and security clearances, but lacked the resume they believed they needed to succeed in tech.
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