Dria Roland

Creating the Majority-Minority Tech Hubs for the Future of Work

When educator Tiffany Shumate relocated to Oakland from the East Coast four years ago, she found that the luster and resources of nearby Silicon Valley didn’t cross the bridge to her community, even though she’d heard Big Tech companies issue platitudes about wanting to be involved. “I ended up in East Oakland and being like, …

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Examining How We Remove Barriers For a New World of Work

Nearly one-third of the jobs that will exist in 10 years have yet to be invented. As companies scour the world in search of the best talent in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and other high tech-enabled skills, the gaps within America’s workforce are ever increasing. Pew Research Center found that even as the job …

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Real Policy Outcomes for a Renewed Interest in Workplace Diversity

It’s projected that people of color will become the majority of the U.S. population between 2040 and 2050. As we talk about positioning them for the Future of Work, we must first look critically at the present state of affairs.  Black unemployment has remained twice as high as white unemployment ever since the Bureau of …

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