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Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

By Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.
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We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:

GM, Black Girls CODE Celebrate Launch of Detroit Chapter

Day of STEM activities and conversation engages students in 2nd grade through college
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September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Motors and Black Girls CODE (BGC) today announced the launch of a BGC Detroit chapter with a series of hands-on and engaging activities at Detroit International Academy for Women (DIA), a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, and TechTown.

Why Girls and Women in STEM Need Role Models

“She looks like me, and she’s succeeding.”
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A good role model can be hard to find. Especially, for women in the technology industry.

But for companies, role modeling is part of a well-rounded strategy for leveling the playing field. It is also one of the trickiest to execute well for some companies. But as we’re learning at HP, it doesn’t have to be such a challenge.   

At its core, good role modeling revolves around trust. Not only does it require trust between individuals, it also requires an organization that fosters frank conversations, openness, and the ability to meet people where they are.

GM Intensifies Push to Train Young People for Jobs of the Future

Summary: 
  • GM develops unique approach to identify and solve STEM challenges, develop partnerships and measure social outcomes
  • Goals: More STEM degrees in high-demand areas, more women and underrepresented minorities succeeding in STEM fields, and more teacher training 
Partners with four new nonprofits to increase STEM engagement among students, teachers
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  • GM develops unique approach to identify and solve STEM challenges, develop partnerships and measure social outcomes
  • Goals: More STEM degrees in high-demand areas, more women and underrepresented minorities succeeding in STEM fields, and more teacher training 

STEM-ing the Summer Slide

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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For me, summer means memories of warm stretched-out days at camp, popsicles for lunch, and reading for hours on end. Now that I’m the mother of a rising 4th grader in the information age, it means that and more – an opportunity for him to learn new skills and retain those he learned last year, so he doesn’t experience the “summer slide” that affects so many students. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that kids experience when they take a break from their academic routines.

Black Women and STEM: How Hidden Figures is Inspiring a New Generation

By: Gerri Mason Hall
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On February 26th movie fans all over the world tuned into the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, better known as the Oscars, where the best films of 2016 were honored. La La Land has received a record 14 Oscar nominations, but it’s another film and its story that is gathering much critical acclaim and popular following.

Ballerinas Powered by Tech?

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What did you want to be when you grew up? As a little girl, I vacillated between a ballerina or grocery check-out clerk.  The skills for these seemed fairly straightforward – being incredibly athletic or very organized. Looking back, I couldn’t fathom that my job now might entail investing in ed-tech startups, or that my friends and colleagues would be designing mobile apps or driverless cars.

Governor Terry McAuliffe Joins Business, Community Leaders at Capital One Digital Labs in Vienna, Virginia to Discuss the Role of Digital Fluency in Virginia’s Future

Capital One and Burning Glass Technologies release new research about digital skills gap in Virginia and DC
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McLean, VA, June 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – At a forum today with Governor McAuliffe on “The Role of Digital Fluency in Virginia’s New Economy” at the Capital One Digital Labs in Vienna, Va., Capital One and labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies released a new report on the digital skills gap in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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