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Black Girls CODE SXSW Experience 2019

March 8 - March 11
Austin,TXUnited States

During this year's SXSW Interactive Festival, Black Girls CODE's Student Ambassadors and Alumnae will engage with technologists from around the world during interactive activities (workshops, panels, and networking) through a series of planned and curated experiences. This experience will provide a unique opportunity for our Tech Divas to explore rising trends within the technology industry […]

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BlackTechMatters Afterparty

March 10 @ 10:00 pm - March 11 @ 2:00 am CDT
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

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9:30 am

A New Approach to Tech Algorithms (From Africa)

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am CDT
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON F, 500 E 4th St
Austin,TXUnited States
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Algorithms have become a mainstay of modernity. But not all algorithms are created equal. Hidden biases may result in missed opportunities, failed companies and misinterpretation or a lack of recognition of local contexts. Panelists will discuss the need for locally created algorithms and provide lessons for AI developers based on their experiences creating algorithms in […]

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Startup Journey as Told By Black and Latinx Women

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am CDT
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON E, 500 E. 4TH Street
Austin,TX78701United States
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ProjectDiane 2018, a report by digitalundivided revealed that Black women raised only .0006% of the $424.7 billion in total tech venture funding raised since 2009. The amount for Latinx women is even smaller. Join this panel of Black & Latinx startup founders as we have a candid conversation about our journey through entrepreneurship, from incubator, […]

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Featured Session with Stacey Abrams: Lead from the Outside: How to Make Real Change

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am CDT

National political trailblazer Stacey Abrams served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, and in 2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, when she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. She was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for […]

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11:00 am

Diversity is the New Superfood

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Innovation at scale is not only achievable, it thrives on what every organization has at its fingertips…diversity. Companies that leverage diversity and cross-functional workflows are accelerating their results across both brand and revenue growth. In this session, you will learn how to leverage the voices, perspectives, and experience from diverse and underrepresented groups in your […]

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Employees as Catalysts for Corporate Change

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, ROOM 203-204 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The U.S. is in an unprecedented period of individual activism and social change. How do those causes translate into the workplace and what is an employer’s role in fostering change on issues their employees care about? Should our workplaces become venues for catalyzing social change? This panel of diversity and inclusion leaders will discuss on […]

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Featured Session Valerie Jarrett with Melissa Bell

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Senior adviser to the Obama Foundation, businesswoman, political activist, and former government official Valerie Jarrett will speak about her upcoming book FINDING MY VOICE: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives […]

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12:30 pm

Tech Solutions for Engaging the African Diaspora

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON E, 500 E. 4TH Street
Austin,TX78701United States
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The African Diaspora in the U.S. is more engaged than ever in all things related to Africa. Call it the WAKANDA effect. Whether it is their charitable giving, entertainment, or tech solutions, the diaspora uses various means to stay connected and grow businesses. The United States is reported to have a 42 million strong black […]

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Black Twitter in Hollywood, Politics and Brands

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
FAIRMONT, CONGRESSIONAL C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Whether it was brands such as Starbucks, Papa John`s Pizza, Waffle House, Playbill, Vogue or individuals such as Permit Patty, Sidewalk Suzie, Naptime Nancy or Hollywood films, Black Panther and Black KKKlansman, Black Twitter predicted every one of these pound fails and successes, even the political wins of Stacey Abrams, the wrath of Auntie Maxine […]

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My Brother’s Keeper: Where Equity and Data Meet

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
THE LINE, ONYX BALLROOM 1 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

In the ongoing discussion of race and equity, boys and young men of color continue to face a number of challenges. My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative launched by President Barack Obama in 2014, is one of the organizations addressing the opportunity gap to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Data has […]

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Tikkun Olam: How Faith Informs Social Justice

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

The hebrew phrase Tikkun Olam is from the Mishnah, a body of classical rabbinic teachings compiled in the 3rd Century and translates roughly to “world repair”. It is a concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world and in modern times, it has become synonymous with the notion of social […]

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2:00 pm

Emerging Markets: Doing Business in Africa and Brazil

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
GREATER AUSTIN BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Suite A – 912 East 11th Street
AUSTIN,TX78701
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Brazil and the countries that comprise Africa are under developed markets with huge potential for growth and innovation. During this GABC sponsored session, you'll learn more about the culture, demands and needs of these economies. Meet the new generation of entrepreneurs who not only seek their own fortunes, but also create opportunities for their fellow […]

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3:30 pm

Phenomenal Women: Black, Demonized and Deified

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
THE LINE ONYX BALLROOM 1, 111 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin,TX78701United States
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Armed with an arsenal of insights and anecdotes from her work as a community organizer, entertainment industry executive, entrepreneur, and progressive commentator on Fox News, Jehmu will examine how Black women are often demonized and deified and how we are reclaiming our time and seizing the reins of power. The talk will layout an innovative […]

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Bee-Suite to C-Suite: The Making of Me and the Bees

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON K 500 E 4th St
Austin,TX78701United States
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Mikaila Ulmer’s story proves that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur at any age. One of Austin’s own, Ulmer was inspired to start Me & the Bees Lemonade by her love of bees when she was only four years old. At thirteen, she’s received funding during an appearance on the TV show Shark Tank, became a […]

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Crazy Rich Wakanda: Building Buzz and Selling Seats

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

From creating viral social media movements like the #BlackPantherChallenge that crowdfunded $950,000 to send 73,000 kids to see the Black Panther movie worldwide, to organizing the largest Crazy Rich Asians Activation Event in the United States, this panel will discuss how they did the grassroots work to advance the #RepresentationMatters movement with calls to action […]

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How Diversity Became Our Implicit Bias

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
FAIRMONT, CONGRESSIONAL C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

We all know that diversity can make an agency more effective and more profitable. Implementing it though can be a slow process that takes a toll on existing staff and new hires alike. But what happens when diversity comes from the top down? When leadership represents many points of view? When the Dailey team bought […]

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Deep Impact: Podcasts Inspiring Action/Change IRL

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, SALON D Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Comedy and true crime often top podcast charts, but there are new kids on the block: news and politics. Podcasts become the perfect place to dissect news and delve beyond splashy headlines, often resulting in a shift in perspective for listeners, spurring them to take action. Hear how these shows expose cultural issues and build […]

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Designing a Pipeline of Urban Innovators

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
FOUR SEASONS, BALLROOM AB Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The Baltimore Uprising birthed a movement to provide inspiration, purpose, and an outlet for Baltimore youth, creatives , and techies to make a difference in the world with their talent. This panel provides insight on how the urban wearable tech movement was born to birth businesses in Fashion Tech, support them in a designated incubator, […]

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Racy Conversations for Women: Interracial Sisterhood

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

Who creates social change? Women. And now, more than ever, we need each other. To succeed at safeguarding ourselves and our communities in the cultural environment we’re in, we must break out of our homogenous circles and stand in solidarity with women who look different than us. But the truth is, we have some history […]

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5:00 pm

A Black and White Perspective on Entrepreneurship

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON F, 500 E 4th St
Austin,TXUnited States
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In this interview-style session, Ikechi Nwabuisi, an entrepreneur and son of Nigerian immigrants, will interview Jason Ford, a founder who sold his business in 2014 to Bazaarvoice. Ikechi and Jason have been friends for a while, and have found much common ground in their lives and entrepreneurial experiences. But they are also acutely aware of how the world […]

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Tech Diversity Report Card 2019

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Diversity, equity, inclusion; is it all talk and no walk in the Tech Industry? Is a just and unbiased world of work really possible at this rate? This panel will discuss the diversity dimensions: gender, culture, age, abilities, sexual orientation just to name a few. Let’s take an interactive look at why companies aren’t winning […]

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Featured Session: Arlan Hamilton

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Arlan Hamilton shares the story of how she built a venture fund from the ground up. She talks about the competitive advantage of diversity, scaling and managing a fully remote team, and investing in startups with humanity.

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Advancing Mental Wellbeing in Communities of Color

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, SALON FG Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

All too often when we think or hear about mental health, negative stereotypes and stigma are among the first things that come to mind, especially in communities of color. This panel brings together top nonprofit leaders who are utilizing creative, innovative and timely strategies to tackle the stigma, lack of education and awareness surrounding mental […]

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Gangs, Entrepreneurs and Beer: Stopping the Violence

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 5:15 pm CDT
THE LINE, ONYX BALLROOM 1 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Sounds a bit crazy, but American gangs (think Bloods, Crips, GD, etc.) more closely resemble college fraternities than organized crime. Crazier sounding still, these gangs have written mission statements, vision statements and key values that all of us would be proud to align with. Not as surprising, gang members are resilient people with critical business […]

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6:00 pm

BGV Pitch @ SXSW 2019

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St Austin,TXUnited States

WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL IDEAS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. The Black Girl Ventures (BGV) Pitch Competition presented by Capital Factory & Google Cloud for Startups. 10 Black women founders will compete for over $10K in cash and prizes including a $5K cash prize from BumbleBizz to scale their business to the […]

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Black@ Facebook ATX Presents Black Genius

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Hangar Lounge, 318 Colorado St.
Austin,TXUnited States

Every day, we see Black people come together on Facebook and other social platforms to organize around issues we care about, discuss politics and pop culture, and build economic opportunities in our communities. Join Black@FB ATX at the premier networking event for Black professionals attending SXSW. We will highlight stories of business accomplishments and ingenuity […]

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