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Come meet great leaders in person!

RETHINK AUSTIN 2022 Hola and Hello, Paty! As you may have already seen all over social media, Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) and Harlem Labs, are presenting ReThink Austin for the fourth time during the SXSW week. This year's panelists include leaders in space, climate change, the environment, edtech, fintech, interactive apps, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), as well as a two-time Grammy-nominated artist and five phenomenal women in technology. The theme for this year is "Leading by Action," and the discussions will revolve around the main topics addressed by ReThink Austin 2022: DE&I, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Community Impact. There will also be entertaining rooms, amazing music, art, food, and drinks!

If you haven't already registered to ReThink Austin 2022: Leading by Action, please do so as soon as you can. Because we've had an overwhelmingly positive response, for the in-person event, priority will be given to those who have RSVP'd on a first-come, first-served basis, and once we reach maximum capacity in RSVPs, we may be unable to accept further entries. Paty Sesma Vice President of Marketing and Communications


AUTMHQ is hosting another Cohort Series in collaboration with Dev 10!

This is a paid training program for those ready to start a stable career in software development.

Participants in AUTMHQ's Cohort Series will train for three months through virtual instructor-led sessions. Immediately following training, the trainees are matched with an employer to work as a full-time software development consultant.

Dev 10 pays you while you train.

👉 RSVP now →


You can donate to @AUTMHQ during Amplify Austin Day!

✨Be a part of @amplifyatx!✨ Amplify Austin was founded by I Live Here I Give Here in 2013 and is the biggest day of giving in Central Texas. For 24 hours, March 2-3, 2022, Amplify Austin brings our entire community together to give to local nonprofits. The I Live Here I Give Here Amplify Fund fuels Amplify Austin Day by reimbursing nonprofits for the cost to fundraise, providing matching dollars, and funding prizes to all participating nonprofit organizations.

👉 Donate here →


New Report Highlights Innovators Advancing Black Talent in Tech and Digital Careers

JFF surveys more than 200 organizations creating pathways to tech industry careers for Black learners and workers, in new report developed with support from Comcast NBCUniversal

"To disrupt historic patterns of occupational segregation in technology, we cannot ignore the systemic barriers to access and advancement that begin in K-12 schools and persist in communities and in the workplace," said Michael Collins, vice president at JFF and a lead author of the report. "The most successful models are not only helping Black talent build skills and secure employment, but also making long-term investments in mentorship, social capital, and networks that enable Black professionals to access—and sustain—careers in technology."

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Top 10 US cities for entrepreneurs of colour

If you’re a startup owner of colour looking for funding, resources and support, these top 10 cities are worth relocating to, a JobSage report reveals

Just 18.7% of all businesses in the US are minority-owned, despite ethnic and racial minorities making up 40% of the population.

For entrepreneurs of colour who face systemic barriers like a lack of funding, choosing the right location to start or scale a business is important. This is why employee review platform JobSage has undertaken research to determine the best cities in the US for minority entrepreneurs.

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Black employees make up just 7.4% of the tech workforce—these nonprofits are working to change that

By Ashton Jackson @ASHTONLINNELL Many Americans have changed career paths for tech jobs in recent years, as they generally pay well and have good benefits. However, despite the growing popularity of tech jobs, Black talent is still extremely underrepresented in the industry. Women account for 26.7% of the tech workforce, and, Black women specifically, make up only 1.7%, according to a 2021 report from Similarly, Black professionals as a whole only account for 7.4% of the tech workforce.

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AUTMHQ is looking for you!

Because Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) is growing so rapidly, we are expanding our staff. Please visit our careers page to review the available positions and submit your application as soon as possible!

👉 Apply now! →




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