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Meet Allie: A Bot That Helps Companies Improve Diversity and Inclusion

Microaggressions, comments or actions that make members of an underrepresented group feel uncomfortable or excluded, in the workplace range from repeatedly interrupting a coworker in...

Techstars Hosts First Startup Weekend for Chicago’s Latinx Community

Techstars, the Boulder, Colo.-based accelerator known for their startup weekend events in cities across the globe, will for the first time this weekend host...

GrowthPlay Co-Founder talks Inc. 5000 List, Office Culture and Women in...

In the three years since local startup GrowthPlay was founded, it’s seen significant growth, landing itself on this year’s Inc. 5000 list at No....

Jimmy Odom Joins World Business Chicago to Boost Tech Diversity in...

After leaving state government frustrated, Jimmy Odom lands a new role helping Chicago's underserved entrepreneurs

Searching for Diverse Tech Talent? Look Here

Whether or not “the pipeline problem” is one of the major contributors to the overall lack of diversity in tech, there are many things...

5 Ways We’re Improving the Gender Balance at Our Tech Company

Although many bemoan the lack of female candidates for tech companies, here at Clarity, we’ve actually been seeing a groundswell of these applicants, and...

How The White Male Scientist Image is Keeping the U.S. Behind

A mother-daughter team is taking the issue head on by designing STEM curriculum for diverse students under the age of 8

Noirefy, a Job Referral Platform, Aims to Fight Bias in Recruiting...

Shaniqua Davis has a trick for getting her resume noticed by recruiters--changing her name to Shawn. "Almost every single job I apply to under the...

Chicago Is Getting $3.4M in Grants to Support Diversity in Tech

Organizations that support women, people of color, veterans and immigrants in Chicago tech are getting a $3.4 million boost. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation...

This Illinois Tech Class Puts Women Back in Computing History

Marie Hicks, a history professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, said she often tells her students: “History is less about what gets let into...

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