Power of Change when K-12 and Business Collaborate

I have been reflecting on the changes that have occurred in education over the last decade. In my previous role, as executive director of education and skills within a multinational company, I was in the center of various reforms. I observed there is a disconnect between K-12 and business that is im...

Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections From the Equity, Talent, and Tech Community

Over the last year, the CECP Systemic Investment in Equity, Talent, and Tech (ETT) Accelerate Community has grappled with issues at the heart of diversity and inclusion in the tech sector. The lack of significant collective progress coupled with the current national tenor suggests this is an appropr...

The New Normal: The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s Demand for Perpetual Learning

With the pace of technological disruption faster than ever, a new approach to life-long learning is needed. The world is changing. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and it is having an impact on everything, including the future of work. A significant evolution of the labour market is forecas...

Girls With Impact: Equipping 10,000 Girls as Tomorrow’s CEOs

Stanley Black and Black & Decker wanted to engage its employees while supporting diversity. Houlihan Lawrence, the brokerage firm owned by Berkshire Hathaway, wanted to demonstrate to its 1300 agents its commitment to the next generation. Eversource Energy sought purpose as it launched its inter...

Corporate STEM Philanthropy, and a Moment of Honesty

CECP’s Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent, and Tech (ETT) Accelerate Community convened for the first time in the second cycle of meetings on improving corporate social investments in STEM education. The objective of the second year of the Community is to consider the tenets of collective impa...

Three Ways IBM is Using Technology to Serve the Public Good

Technologies like AI, blockchain, and cloud are enabling us to make significant progress on many thorny social challenges. But without thoughtful stewardship about how these powerful new technologies are designed, developed and brought into the world, they can also be disruptive in a negative way. C...

Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent & Tech – Towards an Equity Lens

THE LARGER GOAL Developing a robust and diverse technical workforce in the United States remains a critical national challenge. Addressing equity directly is a requirement for meeting that challenge. Federal guidelines established under the last administration have made the goal clear. In response, ...

Hands-On Scientific Learning Goes Global with Amgen Biotech Experience Expansion

It’s no surprise that when students become fascinated by science, that enthusiasm can be contagious. From our survey with Change the Equation, we know students crave hands-on biology experiences that are often lacking in the classroom. The Amgen Foundation is on a mission to help more students...

I’ve Seen the Future, & It’s Higher-Tech

Post 1 of 2 related to CES 2017. Post 2.  Couldn’t attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on 5-7 January in Las Vegas yourself? Read on. In attending for the first time on behalf of CECP, I glimpsed the future of our homes, workplaces, and lives. Sometimes it made my eyes open wide, other tim...

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