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Google Earmarks $2m For Project In Nigeria

Google Earmarks $2m For Project In Nigeria

Google on Wednesday launched the Google Impact Challenge (GIC) Nigeria 2018 aimed at empowering the citizens to drive community impact. The Google Country Marketing Manager, Affiong Osuchukwu, said at the unveiling in Lagos that Google would commit $2 million into the project in form of grants to non-profits using technology to reach their goals. The […]

Female Founders Attract More Press Attention – Marina Shumaieva

Female Founders Attract More Press Attention –  Marina Shumaieva

  Nowadays, sexism towards women, especially in tech, has become quite a hot topic. Female engineers and leaders have started speaking on the issue, to protect their rights, sustainability, efficiency and proficiency. I’m the co-founder and CTO at CruiseBe, a cruise itinerary aggregator and SaaS B2B solution that proposes a day-by-day schedule of a cruise with a […]

GirlCode Academy For Tech Girls In Nigeria

GirlCode Academy For Tech Girls In Nigeria

The GirlCode Academy platform is the first program of its kind in Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa. It provides Nigerian women free training in software and web application development. The Academy has just recently graduated its first class. We spoke with administrators at GirlCode and discovered that they’ve found early success and have bigger […]

The Foundation of Diverse Teams? A Growth Mindset

The Foundation of Diverse Teams? A Growth Mindset

I talk to a lot of companies these days that are seeking new ways to build diversity within their organization. I always ask them if they are employing a growth mindset when developing talent. For example, how many people have they promoted to strategic roles from within the company in the previous year? Per HBR, a growth mindset […]

A Manifesto For Women And Minorities In Startup, Tech, and Business Communities

A Manifesto For Women And Minorities In Startup, Tech, and Business Communities

A counter-manifesto A few days ago, a Google Engineer released a hailstorm of outdated and twisted psychological and biological myths to mask his personal prejudice against women, and less overtly, against minorities as well. I want to suggest a counter-manifesto. I want to suggest that women and minorities both begin to roar. Our silence is what allows the resounding […]

Randi Zuckerberg And An 8-Year-Old Girl Take On Gender And Digital Divide

Randi Zuckerberg And An 8-Year-Old Girl Take On Gender And Digital Divide

By the time Randi Zuckerberg’s first child was a toddler, she was firmly entrenched in the hyper-connected world of Silicon Valley. After six years working at Facebook she was founding Zuckerberg Media and in the midst of writing Dot Complicated, a business book about our wired lives. But as a parent she was suddenly faced […]

The Millennial’s Guide to Working Remotely

The Millennial’s Guide to Working Remotely

So, you’ve decided to join the #digitalnomad bandwagon —welcome. Having the flexibility to work out of your home, your favorite cafe, or even an airport (provided they have the Holy Grail that is free wifi) is a workplace game-changer. (Not to mention that this is the year your Instagram is finally going to reach *expert […]

6 Reasons Learning Tech Skills Was Better Than Going to Grad School

6 Reasons Learning Tech Skills Was Better Than Going to Grad School

Not going to grad school was the best decision I ever made. Right before and following college graduation, I was dead set on going to graduate school. I knew I wanted to work in economic development. And most of my dream jobs required graduate school. But as I was studying for the GRE, poring over […]