The technology industry is committed to promoting an inclusive workforce and nation. TechNet members are advancing racial equality, investing in underserved communities, and recognizing and amplifying Black voices and business owners. In this week’s Tech At Work, learn how tech is celebrating Black History Month.

AT&T is Investing in Black Futures

AT&T is sharing stories all month long on its commitment to diversify its workforce, close the digital divide, and provide economic empowerment opportunities for under-resourced communities.  The series “Achieving the Dream: Investing in Black Futures” will showcase inspirational, talented, and empowering voices that are advocating for diverse communities.

Nasdaq is Honoring Black Pioneers and Entrepreneurs

During Black History Month and beyond, Nasdaq is dedicated to amplifying, educating, and investing in Black health and wealth.  The company is highlighting powerful voices from Black pioneers and entrepreneurs.

Meta is Moving Toward a More Equitable Future

Throughout the month, Meta is elevating Black voices and sharing ways to support the Black community.  The company will host its first-ever Metaverse Culture Series, an immersive virtual reality experience with Black thought leaders and creators from across the U.S.  The goal for this year-long series is to provide an accessible entry point into the future of technology for historically excluded, diverse communities.

DoorDash is Donating to Organizations That Support the Black Community

DoorDash’s Black Employee Resource Group will be hosting a series of employee events focused on highlighting Black-owned businesses, building relationships, and growing personally and professionally.  DoorDash is also donating $100,000 to multiple organizations that support Black communities across the U.S. and Canada.

Amazon is Highlighting Black-Owned Businesses

Amazon is recognizing Black History Month by celebrating the stories and products from remarkable Black-owned small businesses on its Black-Owned Small Business storefront.  Additionally, for the first time, Amazon is celebrating Black-owned small businesses at all nine Amazon Pop-Up locations around the U.S.  Amazon is also highlighting Black creators, celebrities, and authors.

Google is Celebrating Change Makers of the Past While Supporting Future Ones is Honoring Black Leaders Today

CLEAR is Highlighting Black-Owned Businesses and Black Trailblazers

Dell is Recognizing Team Members Who Inspire

What’s New in Tech

Cruise Opens Up Driverless Taxi Service to the Public

What We’re Saying

TechNet Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Advancing Bill That Puts Consumer Data and National Security at Risk

TechNet Names Ashley Sutton Executive Director for Washington and the Northwest

TechNet Statement on Congressional Hearing Exploring the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

TechNet Statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Scheduled Markup of the Open App Markets Act

Before You Start Your Weekend

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