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How To Talk To Your Boss About Race: Discussion with the Author

It’s crystal-clear that racism is inherent to every institution in this country. But knowing that racism exists isn’t nearly enough—how do you push leadership towards real anti-racist action? Diversity and inclusion strategist Y-Vonne Hutchinson helps tech giants, political leaders, and Fortune 500 companies speak more productively about racism and bias… Read More

2021 TechEquity Holiday Happy Hour

It’s officially been a full calendar year living in a pandemic; between remote work, the exacerbated affordability crisis, and more, it’s time to come together to reflect and wave goodbye to 2021! On Thursday, December 16th at 5-6pm PT, we’re hosting a virtual happy hour! Grab a drink, some cookies,… Read More

Corporate Takeover of the American Dream

It’s no secret that the American Dream, of a single-family home with a white picket fence, is out of reach for the vast majority of Americans, especially Black and brown people. But did you know that large corporations are buying up homes in growing cities, quietly pushing that dream further… Read More

Accessibility Design in Housing

Accessible design is a hard-fought battle on screens and in streets: many people with disabilities are often barred from both digital and physical communities, in large part because the designers creating those spaces didn’t consider their needs in the process. Take housing, for example: for housing to be accessible, it… Read More

System Reset: How Tech Can Recruit, Hire, and Retain People Returning from Incarceration

For people who have been incarcerated, punishment extends far beyond prison. Many people (disproportionately Black and brown people) returning from incarceration are locked out of employment, worsening inequity in communities of color. But we have an opportunity to change that. By incorporating inclusive recruitment, hiring, and retention practices tech companies… Read More

Tech Wave Across the Country – Lessons Learned from Silicon Valley

From Austin to Atlanta, Boulder to Bend, cities across the country are greeting the arrival of tech companies and workers with equal parts excitement and apprehension. The diffusion of the tech industry beyond Silicon Valley brings an alluring promise of economic growth to places that desperately need it, but with… Read More

Ending Homelessness in California?

Everyone deserves to have a stable home, in California and beyond. However, for the past several decades, low-income people have been increasingly pushed out of their homes. Many families are finding themselves priced out due to low housing supply, stagnant wages, and federal and state governments slashing funding for affordable… Read More