Diversity & Inclusion Podcast Archives

Search our archives here for WashingTECH Tech Policy podcast episodes related to diversity and inclusion in the technology sector.

How to Unleash the Potential of Homeless Youth with Patrick Gusman (Ep. 35)

How to Unleash the Potential of Homeless Youth with Patrick Gusman (Ep. 35)

Patrick Gusman (@Lancieux) is the Chief Operating Officer of Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY). Prior to joining SBY, Patrick was the President and Managing Director of the Equal Footing Foundation, and Managing Director of Social Sector Innovations’ Startup Middle School a pilot program that trains and develops a sustainable pipeline of early-stage masters of disruptive technologies from underrepresented backgrounds at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)2. Prior…

How to Build a Program that Teaches Inmates How to Code with Beverly Parenti (Ep. 33)

How to Build a Program that Teaches Inmates How to Code with Beverly Parenti (Ep. 33)

Beverly Parenti (@thebev) is co-founder and Executive Director of The Last Mile—a nonprofit focused on providing education and training inside prison that can result in gainful employment upon reentry, thereby reducing recidivism and helping redirect spending from prisons to education. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently visited San Quentin prison to spend time with inmates who are participating in Last Mile’s coding boot camp called Code.7370. On the day of his visit,…

How to Protect Intellectual Property that Boosts Social Justice with Lateef Mtima (Ep. 30)

How to Protect Intellectual Property that Boosts Social Justice with Lateef Mtima (Ep. 30)

Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the co-founder and later editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal. He is admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars and has practiced intellectual property, bankruptcy, and commercial law, including a decade in private practice with the international law firm of Coudert…

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

Ron Busby, Sr. is the President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and a native of Oakland, CA. He is also a successful business owner with significant experience in the small business arena. Recognized as one of the country’s best CEOs, he grew his first business, USA Super Clean, from $150,000 annual revenue to over $15 million per year. He has received countless awards including the Western Region SBA Small Business Person of the Year in 1996, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Small…

How to Avoid Getting Pigeon-holed in Your Career with Jorge Schement (Ep.16)

How to Avoid Getting Pigeon-holed in Your Career with Jorge Schement (Ep.16)

Jorge Reina Schement became Rutgers Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion on July 1, 2013. Previously he was Dean of the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University from 2008 to 2013. He is also Professor II in the Bloustein School of Public Policy, and in the Department of Latino-Hispanic Caribbean Studies. A Ph.D. from the Institute for Communication Research at Stanford University, and M.S. from the School of Commerce at the University of Illinois,…

How to reduce imposter syndrome and stereotype threat with Courtney Tanenbaum (Ep. 10)

How to reduce imposter syndrome and stereotype threat with Courtney Tanenbaum (Ep. 10)

Courtney Tanenbaum is a senior researcher and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) marketing and research lead at AIR. She is a graduate of the Institute for Education Leadership’s DC Education Policy Fellowship Program. Since joining AIR in May 2003, she has worked on several research and evaluation studies focused on federal policies and initiatives designed to improve the outcome of disadvantaged students and underrepresented minorities, both in K-12 and higher…

How to Define Today’s TV Viewers with Adriana Waterson (Ep. 2)

How to Define Today’s TV Viewers with Adriana Waterson (Ep. 2)

Adriana Waterston is Senior Vice President of Insights and Strategy at Horowitz Research. Her work focuses on finding the story behind media statistics and revealing faces behind facts. Adriana oversees all of Horowitz’s millennial, multicultural and Latino research endeavors and has moderated hundreds of hundreds of groups and conducted in-home ethnographic research on several different areas including entertainment consumption, unmet needs in technology and media and many other…