Austin, TX has one of the country's widest racial wealth disparities. With gentrification on the rise and a skills gap in technology widening, ReThink Austin "re-thinks" the city's trajectory, preventing a further divide between the educated and uneducated, the experienced and inexperienced, and the haves and have-nots.
The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 2020 exacerbated inequities across Central Texas, emphasizing the importance of an equitable solution.
Create a fluent community of diverse individuals working to overcome societal barriers.
Connect organizations from various industries in order to share expertise, initiatives, and resources that promote entrepreneurship, technology, DEI, and community impact.
Create a knowledge-sharing environment by hosting impactful panel discussions, fireside chats, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities.
Creating a fluent community of diverse individuals across the realms of entrepreneurship, technology, DEI, and community impact to break down societal barriers.
This event also contributes to AUTMHQ's awareness-to-employment pipeline, which aims to increase diversity in technology while also creating an ecosystem to close the wealth gap.
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Your commitment made this happen:
You allowed us to grant 1.2 million dollars in scholarships.
With your help, we've put over 120 families on the pathway to earning a yearly income of $60,000 or more.
Thanks to you, we were able to provide 16,000 families with computers and internet connectivity so that they could continue their education.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us!
ReThink Austin 2021
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, TECHNOLOGY,
AND COMMUNITY IMPACT
Our 2021 sessions focused on the issues that are most important to the community, especially during a time of hardship. The panelists listed below shared their expertise with our community in order to help attendees envision new opportunities, learn about possibilities, and grow through solid networking.
Senior Manager, Diversity Recruiting, Partnerships DoorDash Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel
Founder, Digi.City Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel
CEO, Mission Capital Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel
President & CEO, AUTMHQ Entrepreneurship Panel
Global Director, Generation NI at NI (National Instruments) Entrepreneurship Panel
CEO, Harlem Labs Entrepreneurship Panel
CEO, VIP IT Inc. Technology Panel
Associate Director of Privacy and Cybersecurity at Protiviti Technology Panel
CEO, Kannex, Inc. Community Impact Panel
Founder, Heristic.co Community Impact Panel
Founder, Places by Paty Sesma Community Impact Panel