The 5th anniversary of Tech Inclusion in San Francisco was a huge success, and the occasion was marked by founders Melinda Briana Epler and Wayne Sutton’s announcing the Change Catalyst 5 Year Impact Report. The report showcases the impact that Change Catalyst has had over the last five years building inclusive tech ecosystems across the globe. The excitement, commitment, and renewed motivation to catalyze change was tangible as we dove deep into topics like “Building Equity and Allyship for People With Disabilities,” “The Truth About Motherhood in Tech,” “Designing Inclusive and Accessible Products to Reach Global Customers,” and “Surviving and Thriving (While Black) In Tech.” You can find videos of the sessions on the Change Catalyst Youtube channel.
Tech Inclusion Conferences have been instrumental in bringing the tech industry together to focus on solutions to diversity and inclusion, while the 2019 Career Fair continued to dispel the myth of the tech pipeline problem by connecting 1,700 candidates with 40 tech companies hiring diverse candidates. Candidates also had free access to professional headshots, career development workshops, and one-on-one advising from highly qualified career coaches.
The Change Catalyst team is already hard at work planning 2020 Tech Inclusion Conferences in New York and San Francisco, as well as launching a new initiative: Icon Project. Icon Project’s mission is to build emotional intelligence to advance the success of Black and Brown men in tech around the globe. Learn more about these projects and find out how you can get involved as a speaker, sponsor, volunteer, and more at changecatalyst.co.