Atlanta’s diverse neighborhoods are grounded in history and ready for the future. By leveraging our diverse makeup, we make Atlanta a Smart City powered by inclusivity.
INNOVATORS MAKE OUR CITY SOAR
Home Depot has exceeded a White House commitment to hire 55,000 veterans in 5 years by 3 ½ years. The company innovated its hiring practices to hire over 79,000 vets.Read More
VMware is committed to diversity. VMware has a program called the Power of Difference communities (PODs) and the [email protected] POD created a strong brand presence through the Atlanta Pride celebration and has created training opportunities for internal staff on the LGBTQ community.Read More
This global consulting company knows how to #investinwomen. The company set a bold goal of achieving 50 percent female representation for their ThoughtWorks University Program. And they routinely host groups such as Women Who Code, Black Girls Code, and Atlanta Java and Ruby meetups.Read more
The company has implemented a TEDx style program inviting employees to “discover & discuss” ideas about workplace Diversity and Inclusion through talks delivered by senior leadership.Read more
MEET ATLANTA’S INNOVATION HUBS
WEI serves to provide unprecedented access to the human, educational and financial capital critical to empowering early stage company-building entrepreneurs, who just so happen to be women.Learn more >
The Gathering Spot
The Gathering Spot serves as a hub of diverse collaboration connections and experiences uniquely positioned to build the future of what community looks like in Atlanta since 2016.Learn more >
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT INCLUSIVITY
VC Pathways is a program that is working to close the gap in underrepresented groups in tech. VC Pathways was established by Village Capital and UBS bank and they chose Atlanta as one of their three cities to launch the program.
Black Women Talk Tech
Black Women Talk Tech is a collective of black women tech founders who have a unique understanding of the challenges we face in the industry but also of the advantages we can bring. We’re here to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business.
Atlanta LGBT Tech is a meet- up that was created to put a face on the intersection of Atlanta's tech startup scene and the vibrant LGBT community. The goal is to showcase the great people and organizations that are actively championing inclusivity in a field that is often perceived as being exclusive.
Girls Who Code Atlanta
The summer immersion program returns to Atlanta. It is a program for girls going into their junior or senior year of high school. Participants learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs and join a national sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers.