HP joined Ava DuVernay and Reese Witherspoon to celebrate Black Girls Code and its mission to boost women of color in tech.
Everything starts with a story. Just ask Sasha Williams, a 16-year old with big dreams. On Feb. 24th, Williams didn’t just get a selfie — she got a hug and words of encouragement from Ava DuVernay, the directing powerhouse whose work, from 13th to Selma, tackles inclusion and racial division head on and continues to find new ways to define the art of storytelling.
“Tying into our mission of inspiring humanity, we have a responsibility to help educate young girls about the wonders of aviation and what we do. It was really fun seeing the girls’ eyes light up and for them to see the possibilities that they can make this their career as well,” shared Rachel McCarthy, SVP Talent & Learning, JetBlue.
By Amber Boyle, VMware Diversity and Inclusion Director
This year, the conversation around diversity has been amplified. While progress is being made in the area of diversity and inclusion (D&I) from Hollywood to the C-suite, company diversity report releases alone won’t move the needle in our communities. Conversation – and action – need to take place every day.
On Feb. 21, 40 high school students from New York City and neighboring public schools made their way to Viacom’s Times Square headquarters to celebrate Black History Month with a screening of Paramount’s critically acclaimed Selma, a crucial film about the African-American experience.
Happy Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated on 3/14 around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.141592. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point.
Despite the substantial, positive contribution to growth and innovation made by women, disparities still exist in access to education and economic opportunities that limit women from achieving their full sociopolitical power. Although women make up more than 50% of global population, and average 40% of the world’s labor force, women continue to lag in promotional opportunities, wages, and land ownership, and are inhibited in their pursuit of education and employment by lack of access to social and natural resources.