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🚶The only important step is the one you take!

In this 2022 make extraordinary happen by taking the step!

AUTMHQ UPDATES Hola and Hello! It's already 2022! Can you believe how fast time flies? ⏰ This is why we should live each day to the fullest. In the new year, I've resolved to make each of my days extraordinary by instilling a "why" into every single task I undertake – both professionally and personally. I'd like to extend the same invitation to you. The motivation behind our actions has a significant effect on the impact they create. For example, every time I talk about AUTMHQ as an organization, I explain how there is always a big accomplishment met every day. Whether it's enrolling a new family or individual in our programs, seeing an AUTMite graduate, forming new partnerships, experiencing a significant increase in reach and engagement through our marketing campaigns, reading a new testimonial, or learning about tech companies impacted by our message, there's always something that adds a new checkmark to our mission. This is why AUTMHQ is doing everything possible to ensure that our mission of bridging the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the tech industry is achieved. Let us not wait for the extraordinary to happen; rather, let us create the extraordinary. AUTMHQ provides numerous opportunities for you to make a special occasion out of every day. Please, become the movement and start today.

Vice President of Marketing and Communications


📢 Start Spreading the News...

This year will be particularly fun and interesting in terms of networking and events. Michael Ward Jr., President and CEO of Austin Urban Technology Movement, and the AUTMHQ staff have been hard at work planning the most incredible events for the first and second quarters of this new year. Beginning with MLK Day of Service, we serve our communities to honor Martin Luther King's legacy. The Black Tech Summit will come next, followed by our ReThink Austin 2022 edition, which will be a full day of exciting events! We are also holding a Texas Technology For All marathon to help us reach our petition signature goal on the website. We're excited to start spreading the word about all of the exciting events we've planned for you. ________________________ ↪ Keep an eye out for updates and follow us on social media to stay up to date on all AUTMHQ's events!

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Building the Future of Fintech: Why Gender Diversity Matters

By Simon Hardie

Fintech firms of all sizes agree that a commitment to diversity is a social good – but how are they making the business case for building diverse teams?

You would think that the rational commercial case for greater gender diversity throughout the finance sector, and particularly within fintech, would be enough?

After all, it sounds easy enough – more women in fintech firms = more products that meet specific needs = more customers. That's math even I can do.

Yet new research for the Fintech Diversity Radar and our FDR1000 index of fintech firms into the representation of women across the fintech sector tells a very, often surprisingly, different picture.

________________________ AUTMHQ is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the technology industry.


AAMC proves the power of a formal DEI strategy

Footnotes on business strategy, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are no longer a top priority for companies looking to have a positive impact on retention, recruitment, and revenue.

The American Medical College Association (AAMC), which has been working on DEI for many years, is one such organization that takes a formal and strategic approach to DEI both inside and outside the workplace. Understanding the importance of DEI in the modern workforce, according to Yvonne Massenberg, the organization officially launched the “Internal Focus on Diversity, Fairness and Comprehensiveness” in 2019 by George Floyd. Added anti-racism to the post-murder 2020 effort. Chief Human Resources Officer of AAMC.

“Our formal DEI strategy focuses on our employees and challenges their ability to lead in a comprehensive way, including workplace, culture, leadership, partnerships, community engagement, outreach, and more,” says Massenburg. increase. ________________________ ↪ Check out our ReThink Austin discussion about DEI.


Predicting the Trends of 2022: From our Fingertips to Outerspace

By Spencer Rascoff

I started my journey as both an angel investor and founder over 20 years ago. A handful of successful companies and hundreds of investments later, I realized a few common themes throughout my portfolio. One, in particular, stands out: democratization.

Democratization, or making things more accessible to more people, has been a considerable factor in much of my decision-making as a founder and investor. I helped democratize travel when co-founding Hotwire, real estate with Zillow, and second home ownership with Pacaso.

[...] I’m constantly thinking about what’s next, and have noticed this democratization shapes many of the trends we can expect in 2022 and beyond. From accessible space travel to work environments - here are a few of my predictions: • The Metaverse and Web3 Take Center Stage • Web3 Will Enter the Mainstream • At Work and Home • Further Consumerization of Digital Real Estate • Evolutions in Funding Rounds, Valuations and SPACs • To the Moon


These will be the 5 most in-demand tech jobs in 2022

By Rebecca Okeeffe

It might be hard to believe but 2022 is just around the corner. While many of us are still stuck in March 2020 (at least in our minds). The world of tech has gone through a mammoth amount of change since the pandemic.

From remote work to the Zoom boom, the way we work, communicate with our colleagues, and even search for new jobs has completely changed. Of course, Covid-19 has also spurred on ‘The Great Resignation.’

[...] So, if you’re wondering what the most in-demand tech jobs will be in 2022, look no further. We’ve rounded up a list of the five jobs to consider. Now all you have to do is start applying. Good luck! • Java Developer • Cloud Architect • Product Manager • Cybersecurity Specialist • Data Scientist


↪ Check out AUTMHQ's job openings and courses to get trained and start working in the tech industry this year!


Texas is the fastest-growing state in the country again, U.S. Census data shows

By Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News

When it came to population growth last year, Texas grew by more people than can fit into three Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadiums, once again making the Lone Star State the fastest-growing in the nation, U.S. Census data shows.

Despite overall population growth in the United States is the lowest its ever been, both Texas and Florida saw significant increases. People migrating to Texas and Florida from other states accounted for the largest contributor to the recent population boom.


Texas Technology for All – Sign the Petition at


In order to assist Texans with the greatest need for technology education and internet access, Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) has partnered with other organizations to launch a regional campaign for low-income, underserved, and underrepresented communities. Our Texas Technology for All nonpartisan campaign has three components:

1. Provide internet access for low-income, underserved, and underrepresented communities. 2. Connect low-income, underserved, and underrepresented communities with technology devices (mobile hotspots and computers). 3. Upskill and reskill low-income, underserved, and underrepresented communities to transition into the technology industry (using tech, developing tech, and/or working in tech) in order to apply for the technical and non-technical jobs on our job board.

2,143 people have already signed, but we need 2,500 signatures! ________________________ ↪ Please help us provide Internet access to all Texans. Sign here if you support this petition.


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