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Blacks in Technology

The Blacks in Technology mission:

  • Deliver the most relevant and beneficial information and network for African Americans in the technology field or pursuing a career in Technology.

  • Focus on creating a community in which African Americans are comfortable, motivated and inspired to pursue careers in Technology.

  • Establish effective communication between African Americans in order to help drive individual growth, development and long-term success in the field of Technology.

Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, dedicated to supporting, connecting and empowering military families. With our partners, Blue Star Families hosts a robust array of morale and empowerment programs, including Books on Bases, Blue Star Museums, Operation Honor Corps, Blue Star Careers and Operation Appreciation. Blue Star Families also works directly with the Department of Defense and senior members of local, State and Federal government to bring the most important military family issues to light. Working in concert with fellow nonprofits, community advocates and public officials, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Our worldwide membership includes military spouses, children, parents and friends, as well as service members, veterans and civilians.

Amy Botranger

Bottom Line

Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life.  Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.

Kevin Dillon

Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT)

Our mission is to ensure that under-represented groups are fully engaged in computing and information technologies, and to promote innovation that enriches, enhances, and enables these communities, such that more equitable and sustainable contributions are possible by all communities.

Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative

The Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC) unites the technology community to open technology career pathways that inspire, grow and advance a diverse talent pipeline.    We work with businesses, academia and community organizations to achieve our mission.  WISE is our program focused on women in technology.  

Kay Read

Chicago Women Developers

Chicago Women Developers is run by a group of women from a variety of backgrounds and technical expertise, who are all passionate about coding and women in technology.  They want to provide a place where all questions are OK and where everyone can learn in a supportive environment.

Melissa Pierce

CodeChix

CodeChix is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Education, Advocacy and Mentoring, of women engineers in industry and academia.   We aim to increase the number of women engineers in industry through our technical and mentoring/networking programs.

Rupa Dachere

CodePath.org

CodePath.org is an early-stage nonprofit dedicated to offering an accelerated pathway into the technology industry for college students all across the US, with an emphasis on serving underserved, low-income, and first-generation students. We offer a variety of courses and services to students both directly on-campuses at colleges and remotely using video classrooms with instructors and TAs. All of these courses and services are offered to students entirely for free, funded directly by the technology industry in order to invest in the next generation of talented software engineers.


Our vision is that every student in college, regardless of background or personal circumstances, should have the opportunity, skills, network, and pathways available to become a confident and successful software engineer in the tech industry. CodePath.org develops and delivers a wide variety of programs and supports students over multiple years, reaching students in college starting before Freshman year and then all the way through to post-graduation and entering full-time software roles.

CodePath.org provides curriculum and programs for college students all across the United States, often offered for-credit at campuses, including at many HBCUs, HSIs, women’s colleges, and state colleges. CodePath.org is supported directly by the technology industry including Microsoft, Facebook, Walmart.org, and many more.

Timothy Lee, Morgan Richardson

Colorado Technology Association

Founded in 1994, the Colorado Technology Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the technology industry. Their mission is to foster growth and opportunity for the technology industry by:

  • Engaging and unifying stakeholders to build a strong collective voice to policy makers
  • Driving influential leadership in critical areas: job creation, economic development, innovation
  • Leveraging insights and trends to help businesses optimally perform in a global marketplace
  • Ensuring Colorado’s technology companies are recognized for their leadership and innovation
Monica Coughlin

CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. The CompTIA Advancing Women in IT Community is dedicated to empowering women with the knowledge and skills necessary to help their pursuit of successful IT careers, as well as to inspire women to enter the IT field as a career choice. 

Kathleen Martin

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