Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent.
Our October Pop-Up Event, “Equals: The Path to Parity” featured spotlight guests Trina Van Pelt, Vice President at Intel Capital and Sydney Thomas, Associate & Head of Operations at Precursor Ventures. They sat down with General Partner Najib Khouri-Haddad and Design Partner Lani Nguyen (Sway Ventures) to take a deep dive into the fundamentals of attracting, hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent. They talked candidly about their own challenges, failures and successes, so we can accelerate our progression towards adopting the best strategies and technologies available.
Things we referred to at the event (that you’re definitely going to want to click on):
In June 2015, Intel Capital announced the Intel Capital Diversity Initiative to help diversify tech entrepreneurship. Now they’ve expanded it to support more startup founders.
Precursor Ventures raises $15.3 million for seed investing, with a twist
VC-in-Residence program aims to help underrepresented minorities break into venture capital
The List of Black Women in VC
How We Created Intel’s Capital Diversity Fund
CODE2040 creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black and Latino/a engineering talent to ensure their leadership in tech.
Black Girls Code goal is to empower young women of color ages 7-17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders + creators.
Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology
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