Silicon Valley-based data firm aims to usher more underrepresented groups into tech
To bring more diversity to the tech sector, data and analytics company ThoughtSpot is planning a pair of online courses to introduce students from underrepresented communities to careers crunching data.The one-hour courses will include slide shows and interactive talks. Free, it will be offered nationwide to students from sixth grade to high school seniors, said Cindi Howson, chief data strategy officer of the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company.The presentations will be streamed on online tutoring service Varsity Tutors at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 and Dec. 16 and will be available online and on YouTube a...
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Trump ban on 'divisive' and 'anti-American' training for federal contractors has workplace diversity experts worried
Diversity and inclusion training providers are concerned recent strides in corporate America to address racial and gender disparities will take a back seat after President Donald Trump ordered restrictions on racial sensitivity training for federal contractors.Many companies expanded their workplace diversity training programs earlier this year following the civil unrest resulting from George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.The topics of white privilege, systemic racism and unconscious bias have become focal points in those programs, consultants say. Now, they’re the ta...