Samantha Walravens, author of the acclaimed book Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech, hosted a panel of industry leaders on June 4 to discuss diversity initiatives in the technology industry. The panel took place at Silicon Valley Bank’s Kellogg Auditorium in Santa Clara as part of the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, or…

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Increasing representation is not a “women’s issue” or a “person of color’s issue.” It is a human issue and a business issue. Recent data show that minorities, women and other marginalized groups account for just a tiny fraction of today’s tech workforce. Despite efforts over the past few years to increase diversity, most companies have made…

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On June 5th, the University of California, Berkeley’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) had the pleasure of hearing from Marc Tarpenning — the co-founder of Tesla, a car company which recently surpassed Ford in market value as investors bet on its continued growth in the industry. In his talk, Marc discussed the development of Tesla’s…

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