Culture Shifting Weekend Shifts Racial Divide in Tech, Finance & Healthcare

San Francisco & Palo Alto, CA – Silicon Valley’s notorious and much-derided “brotopia” culture eroded as 300+ C-Suite execs, financiers, tech and health entrepreneurs gathered for a weekend of collaborating, deal-making, and celebrating actions that make the upper reaches of America’s boardrooms and tech companies corner offices more diverse. Known as the “Davos of Diversity,” Culture Shifting Weekend assembles a carefully curated group of Black and Latinx leaders who share a goal of diversity, inclusion, and innovation.

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The power of empowering immigrant women

Immigrants face many challenges and fears. They need to adapt quickly to a new culture, learn a new language, deal with homesickness and go above and beyond in interviews to overcome lack of local work experience. Don’t get me wrong; new beginnings are exciting too. I believe in challenging yourself and getting out of your comfort zone if you want to grow. Moving to a new country that promises more opportunities is one of the best ways to do so…

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Funding Female Founders Without Fanfare: SAP’s New Fund In San Francisco

As a female entrepreneur, I’m always on the lookout for companies that are helping women break through the proverbial glass ceiling. And, there is no shortage of public announcements, blog posts and tweets by many players in the startup scene proclaiming their commitment to bringing more female founders into the ecosystem. It’s been proven time and again that it makes business sense to invest in companies with female founders and leadership. But, in Silicon Valley, startups with female CEOs still win only about 3% of investment dollars….

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Inclusive Entrepreneurship at SAP

On November 2–3, 2018, Sallie Jian and Kange Kaneene represented SAP at Culture Shifting Weekend in New York City (CSWNY) alongside SAP’s Deepak Krishnamurthy (Chief Strategy Officer), Judith Williams (Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer), Vanessa Liu (VP, North America Foundries), Taek Chung (VP, Corporate Strategy), and Danny Allen (VP, Tech Diversity & Inclusion at SAP Labs)…

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