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OneTen pledges over 3,000 tech education scholarships over the next ten years to increase Black representation in the tech sector

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTen announced today the launch of an inaugural scholarship program designed to increase educational opportunities for Black talent without four-year degrees and help them pursue family-sustaining jobs in the tech industry. In partnership with talent transformation platform Udacity and the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation, OneTen will offer a total of 3,500 scholarships for the first two years. This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.

Key Points: 
  • This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.
  • The 3,500 fully funded scholarships focus on training Black talent on four core tech competencies, Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Front End Developer and Predictive Analytics.
  • We can take immediate and concrete action to increase the representation of the Black community in the tech sector through this partnership with OneTen and the BIT Foundation."
  • OneTen recognizes the unique potential in everyone every individual, every business, every community to change the arc of America's story with Black talent.

Northwestern Mutual and Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation Collaborate for Change

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 3:25pm

CLEVES, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with Northwestern Mutual.

Key Points: 
  • CLEVES, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with Northwestern Mutual.
  • Northwestern Mutual will serve as a global sponsor to increase the representation of people of African descent in the technology industry.
  • As a global sponsor, Northwestern Mutual will support BITCON , Blacks In Technology's annual conference taking place virtually October 13-15.
  • Northwestern Mutual will also participate in monthly career fairs with BIT and its partner Techqueria, who serves Hispanic/LatinX communities.

New Ruder Finn FutureThink Index Reveals Overall Positive American Outlook on the Future

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2021 Ruder Finn today launched the Ruder Finn FutureThink Index, a new tracking study that measures how Americans think about the future and how business leaders play a role in shaping American outlook.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2021 Ruder Finn today launched the Ruder Finn FutureThink Index, a new tracking study that measures how Americans think about the future and how business leaders play a role in shaping American outlook.
  • Highlights of the inaugural Ruder Finn FutureThink Index include:
    The American Dream still unites us: Despite doom and gloom, we managed well through the pandemic crisis.
  • Americans are even more confident about the future with 58% of Americans believing their lives will get better going forward.
  • Wholly owned agencies within Ruder Finn Group include: Ruder Finn Inc., RLA Collective, SPI Group, Osmosis Films, jacobstahl, RF Bloom and Bloom Health.