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Can Big Tech give back better?
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Tai Moses
The Austin Forum on Technology and Society is no stranger to stimulating discussions. The forum’s next online discussion starts with a provocative question: How can tech companies contribute to social good? Moderators Chelsea Collier and Jessica Sager will tackle the topic of tech companies’ booming fortunes and soaring stocks while pointing out that “this prosperity is not shared by all. In tech, women and people of color are underrepresented and under-compensated. For those not in tech careers/companies pressures on rising costs of living squeeze tight margins even more. These disparities can significantly increase inequities for marginalized communities.” However, given the “proper mindset and tools, the tech community can both continue to achieve and contribute to the social good. We are here to share ways that companies and individuals can give back.” Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. Register in advance on Eventbrite and receive the Zoom link.
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