DIVERSITY IN TECH AWARDS CELEBRATES THOSE BUILDING A MORE EQUITABLE FUTURE

April 19, 2018 by

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WHAT:  The Diversity in Tech (DIV) Awards is a celebration of those championing the nationwide movement to increase diversity across the technology industry.  This 3rd annual event illuminates the diversity gap in tech and more important, its solvability for leaders in technology, government, and education.

The DIV Awards will benefit Mouse and Code/Interactive, two nonprofit organizations that are committed to increasing diversity and opening opportunities for all young people to use computer science and creative technology to make meaningful change in our world.

Honorees will include:

  • Amy Kadomatsu, Co-Founder and President, ROKO Labs and Instabot
  • Kirk McDonald, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T Advertising and Analytics
  • Youth and Educator Honorees

Janine Quijije, Mouse Deputy Executive Director, and Michael Davis, President, Associate Board, will present the honorees for this evening.

Prominent speakers will share their perspectives during the panel discussion “Building a Diverse Tech Talent Pipeline,” including:

  • Ryan Dennin, Senior Director Retail, Best Buy
  • Kelli Dragovich, SVP People Operations/HR at Hired, Inc.
  • Rick Gomez,  Vice President, Human Resources at AT&T Advertising & Analytics at AT&T
  • Lisa Opoku, Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs Technology Division

This event will be held in partnership with Hired, with support from many generous sponsors, including Goldman Sachs, Best Buy, Hired, IBM, Facebook, AT&T, Blackrock, Media Math, RBC Capital Markets, Coca-Cola, ROKO Labs, True[X], NYC EDC, Yext, Dropbox,  among others.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

               6:00pm – 10:00pm

WHERE: The Bowery Hotel

               335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

MORE INFORMATION:  Visit div2018.splashthat.com

 

PRESS CONTACT

Susan Schwartz

Senior Director of Communications, Mouse

[email protected]

 

ABOUT MOUSE

Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. Mouse empowers all youth to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world. Founded in 1997, Mouse programs have had a positive and lasting impact on more than 50,000 youth nationwide. Learn more at mouse.org.

ABOUT CODE/INTERACTIVE

Code/Interactive (C/I) is a nonprofit that trains educators and builds inclusive computer science programs. C/I provides districts, schools, educational organizations, and teachers with the curriculum, tools, and training necessary to implement K-12 computer science programs aligned to their goals and needs. Learn more at codeinteractive.org.


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