Join me and author Mala Kumar as we discuss her recent article posted in TechCrunch, Tech Diversity Needs Less Buzz And More Action.
Mala is an international development/ICT4D professional, writer, technologist and artist based out of New York City. In her time with institutions including the United Nations, she has been fortunate to work, live, study and travel to 20+ countries in four continents, allowing her to contextualize her current environment with quite literally the world. Her debut novel, The Paths of Marriage, has been recognized internationally as a message of equality.
Links for viewers to put their tech skills to social good:
- http://unjobs.org/themes/ict4d (paid jobs)
- http://www.unv.org/what-we-do/thematic-areas/ict.html (UNV’s are often offered a stipend)
Check out Mala‘s novel website.
Update on Mala Kumar: Mala was recently in the news for participating in New Archives: Visions & Voices from AWC Lab(opening Jan. 26) features videos, sculptures, manuscripts, and digital artworks described as engaging “collective and personal approaches to storytelling and archival practice, Afrofuturism, science-fiction, and design-thinking.” It showcases works based on storylines and designs created between the featured artists and over 100 Pittsburgh residents who participated in the August Wilson Center Lab pop-up event.
- Girl in STEM: FutureEngineer, Emily Liptow,
- Virtual Incubator for Technology Companies
- Woman Aerospace Engineer, Natalie Panek
JJ DiGeronimo — the president of Tech Savvy Women — is a speaker, author, and thought leader for women in tech and girls and STEM. Through her work, JJ empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract women in technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.
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