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 (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.
Garine Ferejian-Mayo, Chief Commercial Officer of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, shared inspiring words as she encouraged attendees to proactively advance their careers in an intimate virtual roundtable discussion hosted by SVLG on Tuesday.
For many years, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group has hosted a Sacramento Advocacy Trip where our member company representatives travel to Sacramento to engage with State leaders and advocate on behalf of the SVLG’s policy priorities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event took place virtually for the first time in 2020. On March 23, …
Today is International Women’s Day and I’m so proud to be part of a communications and events team at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group that is over 80% female. SVLG is an organization that proudly hosts a regular Women’s Executive Roundtable Series. Our general theme is sisterhood and we welcome female leaders to speak openly …
At the start of each legislative session, the Leadership Group convenes our “Fresh Ideas with New Legislators” event where we host informal “get-to-know-you” sessions with new state legislators. This year’s virtual event in early February looked a little different than in years prior, but was nonetheless an exciting two days filled with insightful discussions with …
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