March 17, 2022
First Anniversary of our Community Connections Program
On March 18, 2021 we connected individuals from historically underrepresented communities with those who design, market and build technology products through our first Community Connections event. Five African-American and Black parents of young children in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge, Georgia addressed over 100 employees of Microsoft through a virtual group panel and individual break out sessions.
Technology Study Partnership with Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
In September 2017, the United States Census published a chart that painted a grim picture of technology access and adoption by race. Compared to the White and Asian populations, the Black and Hispanic populations were significantly underrepresented.
This mimicked patterns in the qualitative and quantitative data within the Hispanic population that buildJUSTLY’s founders, Vicky Tamaru and Chewy Chong, discovered while working on the Microsoft Windows and Edge (OS and browser) products.
3 ways to get engaged right now
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