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Equity by Design: Technology Policy + Social Justice w/ Rhonda Foxx
October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rhonda is the Head of Social Equity Policy and Engagements for Intel Corporation where she coordinates Intel public policy programs on social equity and leads engagement with industry associations, think tanks and government officials on the issue. She is also the founder of HBCU House, a platform connecting students to careers in tech. She ran for US Congress in 2020 after serving for five years as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Alma Adams.
As a Congressional staffer, Rhonda was instrumental in the push to diversify Capitol Hill. She launched the Hill’s Diversity in Tech Summit and co-founded the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance. Through these organizations, Rhonda spearheaded the inaugural diversity recruitment event for new Members of Congress, Politico magazine’s bipartisan Salute to Women Chiefs of Staff, and the Women on the Rise awards. In 2019, Essence magazine honored Rhonda as one of the top 100 women affecting change. Her efforts have been covered by Shondaland, CNN, Forbes, Politico, Roll Call, the National Journal, and McClatchy.
Rhonda will speak about the role that technology companies have in advocating for greater social equity and the important work being done to increase academic and career opportunities in technology.
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