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Thursday, May 31 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Catherine Bracy: Building an Equitable Tech Sector: Lessons from Silicon Valley

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The news is full of stories about the impact tech companies have on the economies of the communities where they're based. From building teams that are representative of the local community to building platforms that create true economic benefit for more people, the tech sector is facing many challenges in building equitable businesses. Nowhere is this challenge more stark than in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. In this session we'll discuss the civic and economic context in which the tech industry is growing, how the sector is creating (or not) broadbased opportunity for more local residents, and what other cities can learn from our mistakes.

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Catherine Bracy

Co-Founder and Executive Director, TechEquity Collaborative
Catherine Bracy is a civic technologist and community organizer whose work focuses on the intersection of technology and political and economic inequality. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the TechEquity Collaborative, an organization in Oakland, CA, USA that seeks... Read More →

Thursday May 31, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Stage A @Lot42 41 Ardelt Place, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada