As a tech mom of a 14-year-old daughter, I'm innately aware of the importance of getting more girls involved in STEM. My daughter's always been bright, curious and interested in science. But she also faces peer pressure that challenges and tests her from time to time.Read More »
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The Hispanic population in our country has made huge strides, but this community still faces challenges to access quality education and jobs. This challenge is a top concern of mine, but I am confident the technology available today can play a big part in helping more Latinos access the educational and professional tools they need to succeed.Read More »
Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gave civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities. At AT&T we are honoring this anniversary by celebrating our employees and innovations that have created opportunities for people with disabilities. Take a look at 10 of these technology innovations below and share your ADA story on social media using #ADA25.Read More »
AT&T, NYU Announce Winners of $100,000 Connect Ability Tech Challenge to Improve the Lives of People Living with Disabilities27 Jul 2015 by AT&T
Senator Charles Schumer and Disability Advocates Join in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Grand Prize Awarded to Kinesic Mouse, a Mobility Solution that Allows Users to Control a PC Hands-free.
NEW YORK, JULY 27, 2015 — Marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Senator Charles Schumer joined AT&T* and New York University’s ABILITY Lab Monday to announce more than $100,000 in prizes awarded to developers of high-tech solutions to improve the lives of people living with disabilities.Read More »
This weekend, nearly 75 students of color celebrated the commencement of the Summer Math and Science Academy (SMASH)—an immersive STEM enrichment program of the Level Playing Field Institute — at my alma mater, the University of California-Berkeley. After five weeks of on-campus instruction in math, science and computer science, the SMASH scholars presented their final projects to their families, friends, and members of the community.Read More »
I was born in the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. Most people outside of my country have probably never heard of this place. My neighbors are conservative Pashtun, many of whom believe that women are not as mentally or physically able as men and are born to serve their husbands and raise their children. For as long as I can remember, I was determined to break this way of thinking through one of the most effective means possible -- education.Read More »
Throughout my career, there have been many women who have encouraged and inspired me to be better. Today, I’m proud to celebrate twenty such women as they graduate from the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program.Read More »
PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program aims to empower women globally through U.S. based mentorship and leadership training opportunities
DALLAS, July 7, 2015 – Over the next week, 20 women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda will arrive in Dallas to participate in the 2015 PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program. PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®, part of the Institute of the Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), provides training and mentorship to female entrepreneurs that equip and empower them to transform their lives, their communities and, ultimately, their home countries.Read More »
The Americans with Disabilities Act was landmark legislation aimed at enabling people with disabilities to participate more fully in our society.
Twenty-five years later, as advances in technology have allowed us all to connect in ways we never imagined, we believe we can elevate the concept of true accessibility through innovation.
Can we teach girls to use technology for social good? In a coding camp for 6th-8th grade Girl Scouts in North Texas, we did just that.Read More »