Tag Archive: Diversity

Apr 23

A Solution to the H-1B Visa Mess that Tech Companies Hate.

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President Trump signed an executive order this week that directs federal agencies to implement a “Buy American, Hire American” strategy and to reform the much maligned H-1B visa. No doubt, lobbyists and congressional staffers are working overtime to develop an even more complex visa system that will be riddled with new loopholes. It will benefit large corporations …

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Nov 11

A Message to our U.S. Latino Youth and the 2016 Elections from National CEO and National Board of Directors of TechLatino.

TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, the nation’s largest and oldest Latino Technology Association, was excited to see our Latino youth engaged in this past political process, your voices were heard loud and clear. Now, it’s more important than ever that you continue to work to bring change to your local communities by …

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Apr 22

Obama and the Google Adminsitration.

. For years, government integrity groups, journalists and major media and communications companies have raised questions about Google’s cozy ties to the administration of President Obama, whose campaigns have taken in massive amounts of money in political contributions from the Silicon Valley giant. But often, these questions were dismissed as scandalmongering or sniping from industry …

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Feb 03

Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow Suit

To listen to the report, click here Intel has a new report out today. It’s not about semiconductors. It’s about diversity: how Intel is doing when it comes to women and under-represented minorities on its staff. The results are mixed – some strong and some, frankly, failures. Still the sheer amount of information is exceptional, …

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May 14

LISTA Applauds HABLA Awards for Heading West to Houston, TX

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Habla Adds More Dates during Hispanic Heritage Month With $20,000 in Academic Scholarships, Verizon and Lanza Group, LLC Adds Houston to Atlanta, Charlotte, and Orlando HABLA Awards Line Up As the number of Hispanic professionals and community leaders continue to grow, it is fitting that the annual Hispanic Achievement & Business Leadership Awards (HABLA) luncheon, which …

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May 14

Rockefeller Calls for GAO Study of TV Station Shared Service Agreements

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Says there are serious questions about impact of coordinated TV station sales and operations Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) has asked the Government Accounting Office to look into the impact of TV station joint sales agreements (JSAs) and shared service agreements (SSAs) on consumers.  In a letter dated Monday, Rockefeller outlined some …

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May 01

LISTA, MMTC and 48 National Organizations Write to the White House about FCC Nominations

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Fifty national organizations sent a letter to the White House today urging the Obama Administration, when filling positions as chair and commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, to nominate candidates committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. The representation of women and minorities in media and telecom ownership, procurement, and employment remains disproportionately low in industries overseen by the …

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Jun 07

OVER 300+ Attend LISTA ETL Summit and TechLatino Achievers Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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With over 300 + attendees Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) held their 6th Annual National Emerging Technology Leadership Summit at the Melia Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The ETL Summit theme was a “Call to Action” and it concentrated on diversity and inclusion, and enabled leaders to develop core competencies in Employee Resource …

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Apr 17

After Hispanicise 2012… Latinos Will Definately Need More Spectrum…by Jose Marquez.

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Last week, I had the pleasure to be at the Hispanicize 2012 Conference in Miami, Florida. It was one of the most engaging conferences that I attended in over 4 yrs. Bloggers and twitter experts from across the nation came together to discuss best practices and develop strategies for more wireless apps for Latinos, i.e. …

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Apr 04

From Harvard to Homeless by Chris Allsop

Cigna’s chief diversity officer, Rosanna Durruthy, shares her unusual climb to the top by Chris Allsop For diversity professional Rosanna Durruthy, her career (and current position as chief diversity officer with health insurer Cigna) is a classic example of genes working in tandem with environmental forces. Of Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, Durruthy, from an …

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