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SXSW Interactive 2015

Technology & Diversity Equality

We will discuss what are the challenges an obstacles facing leading technology companies in hiring more African American and Latino workers in entry level and executive leadership positions. Our session will provide the attendee lessons and mistakes from previous industries facing the same issue and identify ways to increase awareness to neglected communities. We will look at how workers looking to enter the technology industry can increase their portfolio and online reputation to be sought after influencers.

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  1. How can Silicon Valley companies recruit and encourage skilled workers in both Black and Latino communities
  2. What can skilled workers do to develop their portfolio hat is attractive to technology organizations and start ups
  3. How technology companies can use unconventional methods to recruit women and minority interest in computer science
  4. What are the barriers that women face in working towards executive positions in leading technology organizations
  5. How can women and minority start ups attract and network with venture capital funding firms

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Organizer

Alvin Singh, founder, ARS Media Solutions

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  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Diversity and Emerging Markets
  • Level: Intermediate
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