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Press Coverage

2019

Build Tech We Trust: It’s time to hold the tech industry accountable for its role in the rise of white supremacy. Along with a collective of prominent tech leaders and activists called Build Tech We Trust, Code2040 CEO Karla Monterroso signed a letter on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, demanding that the tech industry stop the spread of hate and terrorism on digital platforms. We invite you to demand that we build tech we can trust.

After the El Paso and Gilroy shootings, tech leaders are saying platforms must stop amplifying hate speech — Vox/Recode

Tech leaders condemn tech’s role in elevating white supremacy — TechCrunch

These CEOs say Big Tech should take responsibility for spreading white supremacist terrorism — Fast Company

The future of diversity and inclusion in tech: Where the industry needs to go from here — TechCrunch

The Technology 202: Silicon Valley's diversity advocates welcome Elizabeth Warren's latest plan — Washington Post

5 Influential Latina Women Disrupting the Tech Industry — Fullstack Academy


2018

Code2040’s Karla Monterroso on desegregating the tech industry — TechCrunch

Here’s the clearest picture of Silicon Valley’s diversity yet: It’s bad. But some companies are doing less bad — Reveal

This entrepreneur wants to make the 'ethnic' beauty aisle a thing of the past — CNN Money

The Trump administration is making it harder for some Bay Area nonprofits to raise money, and here's how they're addressing it — San Francisco Business Times

A national report shows blacks and Hispanics haven’t made big gains when it comes to equality — Marketplace

Code2040: Combatting Tech’s Diversity Problem — NPR Latino USA

Data Sheet—Why Big Tech Will Dominate Policy Debates for Decades — Fortune

5 Major Tech Companies Committed to Gender Equality — The Hard Refresh

The language of the workplace — Increment

How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity — The Atlantic

Women-in-Tech Narrative Aims to Empower and Inspire — Business 2 Community

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield details approach to sustaining an inclusive workforce — TechCrunch

Laura Weidman Powers Stepping Down As CEO of Code2040 — Black Enterprise

General Assembly purchased by Adecco Group — New York Business Journal


2017

Laura Weidman Powers is closing the employment gap for minorities in tech by the year 2040 — Recode

Code2040 just raised $5.6 million to help save Silicon Valley from itself — Fast Company

Code2040 is launching its flagship program in NYC — TechCrunch

Announcing TC Sessions: Justice, a day-long event about diversity, inclusion & activism — TechCrunch

The US says Oracle is encouraging Indians to hire other Indians—and it’s killing diversity — Quartz


2016

10 Female Founders That Need to Be on Your Radar — TechCo

Tech Companies Try to Fight Unconscious Bias in Hiring by Making Job Candidates Fight Coding Bots — Nextgov

13 Black Founders Making Moves in Tech — TechCo

Why GitHub hopes its low diversity numbers can drive change — CNET

Why This Tech Startup Powerhouse Is Now Taking on the White House — Fortune

Rev. Jesse Jackson says Apple is ‘setting the pace’ around diversity and inclusion — TechCrunch

How do you solve Silicon Valley's diversity problem? One nonprofit is starting with internships — CNET

EA creates Play to Give charity campaign with $1 million donation — VentureBeat

Weak Ties Matter — TechCrunch

Intel CEO says leadership team has received threats for company’s stance on diversity — TechCrunch

Jack Dorsey Admits To Twitter’s Diversity Problem To Room Of Black Engineers — International Business Times

Computer programmer: one of the largest gender wage gaps among all professions — Silicon Beat

Intel Invests $1.3 Million In CODE2040 — TechCrunch

Why the Founders of Code2040 Are Changing the Face of Silicon Valley — Fortune

"Change is hard and change is slow. But I think we’re on the right track.” CODE2040’s Laura Weidman Powers on Diversity in Tech — Hunter Walk

CODE2040 CEO Calls For More Transparency, Accountability And Cultural Changes In Tech — TechCrunch

Meet The People Vying For The First-Ever Diversity Crunchie Award — TechCrunch

Paradigm CEO Joelle Emerson On Why Talk Of “Lowering The Bar” Is Inherently Racist — TechCrunch

Intel Isn't Diverse Enough. And It Knows — Wired

Seahawks lineman Russell Okung responds to Paul Graham’s essay on economic inequality and startups —


2015

Apple Will Start Offering Paid Internships To CODE2040 Fellows — TechCrunch