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.
Charlotta Carter on Signature Silicon Valley
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.”
About DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators
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
Charlotta Carter on Her Business Diversity Goals
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.”
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