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🦃 Happy Thanksgiving Week!

We are so grateful to have you in our community!


Hola and Hello!

Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), celebrates Thanksgiving week by recognizing and thanking everyone who is dedicated to assisting us in achieving our mission. We are grateful for what AUTMHQ has become and where it is headed thanks to people like you. 👉Click on Michael's image to watch the video message. Everyone at AUTMHQ has been affected by the lack of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry, and raising our voices is only the first step for us; we are taking action and paving the way for future generations of the Black and Hispanic communities to enter the tech world with ease, allowing them to thrive and feel fulfilled. It is thanks to your donations, that we are able to offer wrap-around services to our program participants to ensure their success. We are dedicated to establishing stronger relationships with major technology companies to bring job opportunities to our job board. And anyone can get involved in our mission in a number of ways! We promise that doing so will make your days extraordinary. 💙 🍁 As a reminder of how grateful we are to have you in our community, we wish you and your families an unforgettable Thanksgiving filled with joy and love that will last all year. 🍂 Gracias and Thank you! 🦃 Paty Sesma VP of MarCom at AUTMHQ


🤲 Let's GIVE on #GivingTuesday 2022.

@ilivehereigivehere is calling on Central Texans to support nonprofits in our local community. Donate to AUTMHQ at work and mission of Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) relies on the generosity of the people in our community who take action for good by donating and volunteering with us. We invite you to be a part of GivingTuesday 2022 to support Central Texas nonprofits like ours. Join us on November 29 for GivingTuesday, an annual global day of giving held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This special day inspires people in over 150 countries to get involved, volunteer, or donate to the causes they care about the most.


👉 12 Days of AUTMHQ includes an amazing Day in the Life with NI!

You will meet Michael Fanner, a Principal Test Engineer at NI. He'll take us through a typical day at work at this Texan company. He graduated from UTSA in 2004 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and has spent the majority of his career working on the software side and writing applications for hardware. 🗓 Check out the full calendar of events for 12 Days by AUTMHQ 2022 👇


Why we need a diverse teaching force

In school, girls routinely outperform guys. Several reasons might account for this, but research has shown that students do better when they have a teacher who is of the same race or gender as them. Of course, educators of various colors and genders exist, but data show that white women make up the majority of instructors. This means that students who are similar to their teachers are more likely to succeed academically and are even more inclined to seek professions in teaching, and the cycle continues. Attendance, academic achievement and disruptive behaviors have all been shown in studies to be related to the demographic match between learners and instructors. This article discusses some of the reasons why students must have a diverse teaching staff.

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Flavilla Fongang, most influential woman in UK tech 2022, winner's speech

In this video from Computer Weekly’s annual diversity event, in partnership with Nash Squared, Flavilla Fongang, founder of 3 Colours Rule and GTA Black Women in Tech, gives her acceptance speech as the 2022 Most Influential Woman in UK Tech. She talks about her journey into the technology sector and how she advocates for other women and black women in the tech space. When she first met Russ Shaw, founder of Global Tech Advocates (GTA), she noticed she was one of the only black women in the room, so she took it upon herself to address this issue.

"We only believe in what we see," she says, explaining why she not only strives to increase the number of black women in the tech sector, but also why she created a book, The Voices in the Shadows, to give young people the opportunity to see more people like themselves in the technology industry.


Women In Tech: How to Bridge The Systemic Divide & Fuel Gender Diversity

Entrepreneurship is an important driver of economic growth, and it provides economic opportunities for women (and men) everywhere.

The increasing presence of women as entrepreneurs has led to significant business and economic growth in the country. Women-owned businesses are playing a prominent role in society by generating employment opportunities, bringing in demographic shifts and inspiring the next generation of female founders. Women entrepreneurs represent about one in three growth-oriented entrepreneurs active in the world today.


How brands can do better on diversity and inclusion

Tain Joliffe, Diversity Lead at RAPP Worldwide shares her thoughts on how marketers can be authentic when it comes to diversity and inclusion

[...] So, how can brands do better on DE&I? RAPP has identified five key rules to help close the Brand Inclusion Gap:

1. Respect Understanding customer expectations; when, how, and why they can fluctuate, but also acknowledging the ‘intersectionality’ of issues people are navigating in their lives. 2. Radical Transparency Being transparent about process and provenance and being clear with your language. 3. Responsibility Establishing a clear purpose that runs through all brand actions. Delivering on the customer experience and making a concerted effort to engage every single employee in a DE&I culture. 4. Resourcefulness Making it your duty to do no harm and work smart. 5. Reliability Keeping your promises – even the smallest ones – to your colleagues, customers, and stakeholders.

🎄 12 Days of AUTMHQ 🎅 Calendar of events 2022 🗓


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