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At the Grow Diversity Talent In Technology! event this past August, Charlotta Carter of GRI Technology Solutions wore a different hat as the CEO and founder of the nonprofit DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators. As a Minority, Women-Owned IT consulting and Staffing firm, GRI Technology Solutions believes in giving back to the community by helping young professionals find their footing. Led by nonprofit DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators, the interactive professional development event was held at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.
The motto of Grow Diversity Talent In Technology! Event was a powerful quotation by Abraham Lincoln: “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” When it comes to the diverse employee, the necessity of taking the extra step in order to achieve goes without saying. The goal of the event was to pass on information strategies and methods to help the diverse employee with career management and personal branding.
Keynote speaker Linda Parker Pennington’s presentation focused on how to implement key talent and organizational strategies to ensure career success. Next, in a workshop with Nancy Douyon, attendees learned how to employ different cultural ideals and cultural practices to widen their opportunities. The questions asked was how to find a balance so a professional can represent diversity while making sure their professional online reputation is in line with their personal brand objective. This is an ongoing part of the mission of DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators as well.
As a HUBZone-based firm, GRI Technology Solutions know the importance of creating opportunities for people in non-traditional places. This is also a major focus of DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators. A HUBZone is a U.S. Small Business Administration program for companies that operate and employ people in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones). By helping to foster the talent of diverse populations, GRI Technology Solutions provides our customer with the best of both worlds; innovative diversity side-by-side with professional excellence.
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As a representative of both GRI Technology Solutions and her nonprofit DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators (DSA), Charlotta Carter led a Grow Diversity In Technology! event at the YouTube San Bruno Campus. Attended by over three dozen young professionals, the April 2015 Grow Diversity In Technology! event focused on the challenges and solutions needed to improve the growth of diversity talent in the Silicon Valley. While providing inspiration, the proactive evening also galvanized the young professionals into taking actions and moving forward in a positive way.
The Grow Diversity In Technology! event featured an extended networking session where the young professionals were given the opportunity to meet successful minority business owners based in Silicon Valley. Beyond having a chance to connect and exchange information, the event also included a lively panel discussion with representation in all of the STEM environments. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. By focusing on these areas together, the skills and knowledge in each discipline essential for business success are highlighted.
As part of an ongoing series hosted by both GRI Technology Solutions and the nonprofit DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators (DSA), the Grow Diversity In Technology! event demonstrated Charlotta Carter’s ongoing commitment to fostering success while enhancing diversity. As the founder of the first African-American company chosen in the Silicon Valley to participate and complete the Warren Buffett-Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program, Charlotta Carter understands the importance of opening doors and fostering opportunities to achieve ongoing business success.
To find out how you can help spread the Grow Diversity In Technology! message, please contact DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators (DSA) by calling (888-696-7458). To learn more about the IT consulting and staffing services provided at GRI Technology Solutions, talk to us. Please call (888)-694-7458 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what we can do to improve your business.
In an episode of Signature Silicon Valley with Janice Edwards, Charlotta Carter was featured as the founder and CEO of DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators. Charlotta Carter, Chief Financial Officer Lakeisha Poole and Lisa Riley, Director of Media Relations for DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators, also appeared as representatives of the growing nonprofit organization. Signature Silicon Valley is an award-winning thirty-minute magazine show hosted and co-executive produced by Janice Edwards and directed by Gopher Gold. The show features Silicon Valley people, places and hot topics, and is shot both in the studio and in the field.
When asked by Janice Edwards about the genesis of Dvrsty-Stem Accelerators, Charlotta Carter explained, “I have a very full background in diversity and diversity STEM in a number of the companies I have worked for in the past so having my interest in diversity come full circle with Dvrsty-Stem Accelerators has been my dream. It is exciting to be moving forward with it.”
Launched In 2015, DVRSTY-STEM Accelerator (DSA) is a nonprofit organization providing resources and opportunities to grow the amount of diversity talent across the nation with a focus On STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) environments. Given this focus, DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators has emphasized its initial efforts in Northern California from Silicon Valley to San Francisco. The goal is to engage with corporations, VCs, entrepreneurs in order to make diversity a top priority when it comes to hiring, training, networking, retention, and entrepreneurship
When asked about what the successful outcomes of DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators would look like by Janice Edwards, Charlotta Carter highlighted her vision when she said, “If you look at what successful growth and diversity look like, there are several layers. You really need to have a foundation where executives have bought into the idea. If you don’t have that conviction, the rest of it is just noise. If you achieve buy-in at the executive level, then you can start to build on programs that foster a company culture. Such a culture will allow diverse resources to be utilized and a diverse employee to thrive. Once this culture is in place, the pipeline will do the rest. The pipeline is never the issue. It’s the buy-in from the top, the strategic programs put effectively in place and the fostering of as culture where a diverse employee can thrive.”
If you want to watch the whole episode, please follow this link to Signature Silicon Valley. In addition, you can learn more about the work at DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators. To learn more about the IT consulting and staffing services provided at GRI Technology Solutions, talk to us. Please call (888)-694-7458 or email us at email@example.com and let us know what we can do to improve your business.
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