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.
SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas releases a statement on the verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse.
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) —Ahmad Thomas, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, issued the following statement applauding President Biden’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. “SVLG applauds President Biden and Congressional leaders for today’s signing ceremony to celebrate passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. The enactment of this comprehensive package will help sustain Silicon Valley’s leadership as the global leader in innovation by expanding access to broadband in underserved communities, provide dedicated funding for regional transportation priority projects, and invest in the upgrade of existing power and new, clean technology infrastructure,” said Thomas. “We urge leaders in Washington to continue to prioritize the investment in a zero-emissions future with a suite of clean energy, energy efficiency and clean transportation tax credits and funding the “Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator,” which can provide funding for states, cities, communities, and companies may further develop and scale low-and zero-emission energy technologies, climate resiliency projects, and Green Banks.”
New SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas to interview award-winning doctor at 24th Annual Event San Jose, CA – On October 30, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, will be the special guest at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s 24th Annual Forum, a virtual version of its Annual Policy Luncheon. Dr. Fauci joins Leadership …
Support of Boardroom Diversity Effort is Important Step in Influential Business Group’s Larger Objective to Achieve Greater Racial Equity Throughout the Workforce SAN JOSE, CA – August 25, 2020 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group today announced its support for Assembly Bill 979 (Holden), requiring that public companies with executive offices in the state appoint …
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Local Executive Brings Public Policy, Finance, and Social Leadership Experience to the Premier Technology Professional Association SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 23, 2020 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is proud to announce that it has selected Ahmad Thomas as its new CEO effective August 10, 2020. He succeeds Carl Guardino, who served the group …
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