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Black Valley: Increasing Tech Internships & Jobs

Mar 11, 2017

11:00am – 12:00pm CT

Black Valley begin when Paul Hammond, Lusenii Kromah and Dakari Franklin were head to Silicon Valley to begin their summer internships at some of the world's largest technology companies. As HBCU graduates and students, they were excited to move out to the Bay Area to get started. Also Black, they quickly became tired of hearing about the lack of racial diversity at tech companies (being a “unicorn” gets old fast); so they decided to some something about it. Now, with a network of more than 540+ interns, they are making their case to companies to create more internships, apprenticeships and jobs for men and women of color. Hear their thesis to make this happen.

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Paul Hammond

Black Valley Films

Terrence Lockett

Cox Communications

Jarvis Sam

Snapchat Inc

Cheryl Wade

Booz Allen Hamilton

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