This week on Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly welcomes to the show Cecily Joseph, a CSR powerhouse with a rich career across the private and social sectors. Cecily is Chair of the Board of Directors at Net Impact and was formerly Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec and the head of its foundation. At Symantec, Cecily oversaw ESG program development and implemented initiatives focused on bringing underrepresented groups - including women and people of color - into the technology sector.
When I was 13, my parents and I had the talk. No not that talk. I finally had my very own Facebook page, and we needed to have a talk about how to stay safe online. Some pointers included not accepting friend requests from strangers, reporting anything suspicious and, of course, no chatting with boys. This used to be the extent of cyber safety talk in my household and many other households across the world, but times have changed.
Innovation labs, technology scouting outposts and accelerator programs to invest in startups have become ubiquitous in large companies, as have regularly-scheduled hackathons or idea challenges that invite employees to develop and pitch new ideas.
Yet, in some companies, all of that activity adds up to nothing more than “innovation theater.” In others, it actually yields a stream of internal improvements; new products and services; experiments with different business models; and investments in fledgling companies that are connecting with new customer segments.
Top 30 winners — selected from hundreds of entries — receive seed-funding and a visit to T-Mobile HQ to bring their big ideas to life, and three best-of-best Category Winners will pitch T-Mobile leaders for a chance to earn up to $10,000
BELLEVUE, Wash., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation today announced the winners of the 2019 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge, the Un-carrier’s nationwide contest that is mobilizing the next generation of young visionaries. For the second consecutive year, T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, put out a call to youth aged 13 to 23 from the U.S., asking them to submit BIG ideas aimed at changing their communities for good.
Benevity Mobile App Empowers People to Do Good Anytime, Anywhere
CALGARY, Alberta, December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the next evolution of its platform with the launch of the Benevity mobile app. Free to Benevity clients and available now for iOS and Android, the app allows companies to expand their CSR programs and forge deeper and more inclusive connections with their employees, empowering their people to do more good in the moment.
Jordi Botifoll, SVP Cisco America's, President Cisco LatAm, Co-Author: Luz Ma Murguia, Latin American Marketing Director, Cisco
There is evidence that a shortage of technology professionals is undermining business performance. In a 2016 survey by Venture Beat, 65% of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and other business leaders said that difficulty in recruiting skilled IT professionals was harming IT modernization efforts. That was three years ago and since then, the gap has gotten even wider.
by Acacia Carr, Web Developer and Author of Uncommon Creative
The future is fast upon us as the stuff of science fiction becomes our daily lives. Technology has evolved at a speed none could have predicted. Smart phones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, drones, Bitcoin, bots, Alexa…the rise of Big Tech, and the advent of AI. There is virtually no part of daily life on Earth that has not yet been hit by the sonic waves of the tech boom. How we live, connect, learn, transact, identify, express, sustain, and find our way has all changed in the blink of an eye.