Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities Launches GET Champions Fellowship for Tech Leaders With Lead Ambassador Craig Newmark
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities opened applications today for the inaugural GET Champions Fellowship program, designed for forward-thinking tech leaders seeking to increase and deepen support for women, trans, and nonbinary employees in their companies.
The goal of the program is to increase the pool of diverse talent in each tech leader's company, in the process transforming the larger landscape of tech that too often disproportionately minimizes historically marginalized groups.
"This program would've really helped out when I started craigslist," said GET Champions Ambassador and noted tech founder Craig Newmark of Craig Newmark Philanthropies and craigslist (retired). "Tech leaders need to stand up for fairness, opportunity and respect for everyone, particularly in leading areas including cybersecurity and AI. GET Champions is exactly what's needed for founders and executives who are committed to engaging with, hiring, and retaining an increasingly diverse set of talent."
The cohort, facilitated by Emmy-winning filmmaker, author, and activist Loki Mulholland will collaborate with fellows to explore strengthening leadership and reputation through allyship, framing and setting metrics for their organization, and approaches for growing and retaining diverse, high-performance teams.
Selected Champions will receive exclusive access to virtual training and curriculum, executive coaching, and participate in a series of invite-only hiring events over 12 months with the Last Mile Education Fund.
"With GET Champions our goal is to tie together a combination of virtual training, coaching, and hands-on activities that create measurably more inclusive hiring practices and workplace culture at each tech leader's company," said GET Cities National Director at the SecondMuse Foundation, Leslie Smith. "Our research shows that many organizations already have DEI experts on their team as well as ERG groups; yet, they still struggle with pay equity, hiring diverse talent, and maintaining a healthy work environment. We know leaders are looking to accelerate and strengthen that change within their companies, and this fellowship is for them," said Smith.
"We are excited to join this initiative and connect our growing community of computer science graduates with tech leaders who have committed to resourcing and incubating historically marginalized talent, and have taken steps to acquire the knowledge and tools to be successful," said Ruthe Farmer, Founder & CEO of the Last Mile Education Fund.
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About GET Cities
About Loki Mulholland
About Craig Newmark
In 2016, he founded Craig Newmark Philanthropies to advance people and grassroots organizations that are "getting stuff done" in areas that include trustworthy journalism & the information ecosystem, voter protection, women in technology, and veterans & military families. At its core, all of Newmark's philanthropic work helps to strengthen American democracy by supporting the values that the country aspires to – fairness, opportunity, and respect.
About The Last Mile Education Fund
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