Future of Work

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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Weathering COVID-19’s Impact on Their Operations, Black Women Tech Ecosystem Leaders Adapt and Adjust

Even prior to the current global pandemic — which has disproportionately affected minority communities — educational, networking, and funding opportunities in tech were limited for marginalized communities. Now, Black women leading tech ecosystems are working to ensure that the resources and networks they’ve worked to build don’t disappear. 

The Plug and New Profit Partner to Reach Entrepreneurs Powering the Future of Work

In the coming weeks, New Profit will be unveiling an unprecedented opportunity to spur workforce innovation with equity at its core, powered by $6 million in direct funds. In addition to covering more future of work-related topics here at The Plug, we’ll be inviting you to take part in exclusive virtual information sessions to learn more about how you can partner directly with New Profit as this new initiative unfolds.

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