“Challenging the Divide, Perceptions, Stereotypes, Myths, Misconceptions and Realities as to the “lack of minority-owned businesses in today’s Tech Sector! ” #diversityreport

This document will be updated periodically and we plan to hold a Google Hangout On Air to be notified to continue  and open the  conversation up to a wider audience. Resolutions and solutions…  several individuals groups are working to address the issue. I will Do a follow up series on that  question. Please fill out the form below to add your info

In my  presentation  I sort  to address the scope of opinions and have continued to collect  research on the topic.  The harshtags that may relate to this topic are  #changetheratio #closethedivide #Ghallengethedivide .

NYC & Other Black Tech groups

  1. Black Female Tech Start-up Entrepreneurs in NYC
  2. Blacks in Tech
  3. BETA – Black Entrepreneurs in Tech Alliance
  4. Black Techies
  5. Minorities in Tech
  6. http://www.bdpa.org/
  7. Urban Tech Fair

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Bonnie Sandy, Creative Industries Advocate Presented at Microsoft for BDPA New York Chapter on June 20th 2013

She provided critical technology tips for BDPA New York members, small business owners, and technology enthusiasts at their upcoming professional development meeting. The Student Information Technology Education Scholarship (SITES) program, which consists of the IT Showcase and High School Computer Competition (HSCC) students, was also be highlighted at this program meeting.

Presenter
Bonnie Sandy is a Creative Industries Advocate for individuals, startups and small businesses. Ms. Sandy provides clients with insightful advice regarding product development and critical tips for adapting to new and emerging technological challenges. Bonnie Sandy has 30 years of experience in all aspects of the creative industrial process.

About BDPA
BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and the late David Wimberley after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns about minorities in the data processing field. There was a lack of minorities in middle and upper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for these positions, and an overall lack of career mobility. Today, with more than 50 chapters, BDPA is a global member focused organization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders. BDPA remains committed to excellence and providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community. The organization is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry. To learn more about BDPA, visit http://www.bdpa.org/.

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