Pushing Silicon Valley to Move Outside of the Traditional Hiring Lanes

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Kiwoba Allaire is Pushing Silicon Valley to Move Outside of the Traditional Hiring Lanes

November 25, 2020

 

EPISODE SUMMARY

Kiwoba Allaire, founder and CEO of Girl STEM Stars, has been fighting against stereotypes for years regarding women and people of color in the tech world. With Girl STEM Stars, she’s taken matters into her own hands, establishing a program designed to provide young girls not only with confidence to pursue career paths in tech, but with both the skills and the networking needed to crack this exclusive universe. Allaire, who founded the program during her time at the now defunct ad tech company, Rocket Fuel, discusses how her organization had to adjust this year, as the pandemic made in-person activities nearly impossible, and why she’s optimistic about the real possibility for change in the world of technology.

 

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Mike Shields is the founder of Shields Strategic Consulting. Shields covered the ad business for over 15 years at top publications including The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Adweek and Digiday.

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