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SoftBank Backs Ambitious Effort to Upskill 10K Underserved Job-Seekers For Data Science Careers

Major corporations are beginning to launch more initiatives geared toward upskilling underserved and overlooked workers in America. The latest to join the movement is SoftBank Group International, who’s backing data science market leader Correlation One’s newest initiative. Today Correlation One announced that SoftBank is supporting their company’s Data Science for All / Empowerment (DS4A / Empowerment) program, a new ambitious effort designed to help prepare job-seekers from underserved communities to pursue data science careers. The program was designed to directly address the talent and equity gaps that exist in STEM fields, which have been historically closed off for many minority groups. This snowball gatekeeping-effect has lead to significant underrepresentation of women and non-white individuals in science, but Correlation One is now looking to reverse that. DS4A / Empowerment’s goal is to train at least 10,000 people from these underrepresented communities, prioritizing...

Feb 25, 2021

Financing Company TIAA Expands Commitment to Minority Suppliers to Strengthen the Economy

TIAA — a Fortune 100 financial services company and pension fund giant — has been a longtime supporter of diverse and unique suppliers, but now has plans to strengthen its commitment by spending more on goods and services from those minority firms. According to a statement from the company, TIAA launched its Supplier Diversity Program nearly 30 years ago to support the need to build relationships with diverse and diverse-conscious enterprises. TIAA recently published its Supplier Diversity Economic Impact Report , in which it includes initiatives to develop strong working relationships with suppliers owned by minorities of unique backgrounds, including women, veterans, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. “We are proud of the work we’ve done to support and celebrate diverse and minority-owned businesses, but we know we must do more,” said Glenn Richter, Chief Financial Officer at TIAA, in a statement . “As our nation continues to reel from...

Nov 17, 2020