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SAN JOSE, 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.

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UNCF and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Forge Partnership to Address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Silicon Valley — The partnership will connect HBCU students to internship and career opportunities in the Silicon Valley tech-ecosystem

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 …

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SVLG, Federal Education and Health Officials to Address Pandemic-Related Youth Mental Health Challenges at Dec. 2 Education Summit — SVLG’s ‘Hire Learning’ Summit to Also Feature Important Announcement on Silicon Valley Career Pathways for HBCU Students and Graduates

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 …

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Silicon Valley Leadership Group Bolsters Early-Stage Startups, Future of Innovation Economy with Introduction of Its New Launch Circuit Initiative — Dedicated Innovation Network Will Build Bridges Between Established SVLG Member Companies and Next-Generation Entrepreneurs

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 …

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Leading Diverse Chief Executives Mellody Hobson (Ariel Investments) and Enrique Lores (HP Inc.) Urge Silicon Valley Leaders to Set Measurable, Accountable Business Goals to Drive Overdue Progress on DEI Issues—HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Touts Biden-Harris Administration’s Efforts to Promote Racial Justice in Housing Market

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 …

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Celebrating a Year of Policy Wins for Our Members

As we near the end of 2021, we are celebrating a year of legislative wins for our members and our region. Our policy work on behalf of our members embodies the overarching values and principles of our community, which include accountability, equity, inclusion, and environmental stewardship. We are working hard to reinvest in our community …

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SVLG in the News

San Jose schools add programs for mental health services

San José Spotlight detailed the findings of a mental health report from SVLG's Education and Workforce Committee. The study found that Silicon Valley schools implemented seven key mental health practices which have been essential tools for mental health support.

How tech companies are trying to boost diversity among their leaders (Video)

SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas spoke to the Silicon Valley Business Journal about the 25x25 initiative, hiring practices and other topics in this fascinating webinar on diversity in corporate leadership.

San Jose aims to be friendlier to small businesses

San Jose Spotlight speaks to SVLG's VP of Business Development, Pedro David Espinoza, and touches upon our 100 Startups initiative, which supports female founders and entrepreneurs of color through funding, resources and corporate partnerships.

How SVLG's Pedro David Espinoza plans to treat 'country club syndrome' in hiring

The Silicon Valley Business Journal highlights SVLG's VP of Business Development, Pedro David Espinoza, for their Latinx Leadership Awards 2021 series.

Ahmad Thomas, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO, talks about the economy and diversity

SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about the local economy, diversity, and Silicon Valley’s competitive advantages and disadvantages.

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