The United States comprises less than 5% of the world’s population, but close to 25% of the world’s prison population. Part of the problem is that there’s a nationwide lack of uniformity in collecting and sharing data in the criminal justice system. It’s a Tower of Babel of sorts, which leads to inefficiency and poor decision-making.
An organization that has made remarkable progress in addressing this seemingly intractable challenge is Recidiviz, and it’s a pleasure to have with us its co-founders, CEO Clementine Jacoby and Head of Product Andrew Warren.
DivInc was the first early-stage tech startup accelerator in Texas, exclusively for people of color and women tech entrepreneurs. And it’s an organization that’s on the move, expanding into other cities, focusing on social justice, innovation and serving women of color entrepreneurs through their Startup Sistas initiative. And it’s a pleasure to have with us now their co-founder and CEO, Preston James.
Digital technology is changing every aspect of our lives from the way we communicate, eat, shop, learn, date, play, and more. But what about leadership? How is that being transformed? No one has studied this topic in-depth, not until now, and it is presented in a wonderful new book called Leading in the Digital World: How to Foster Creativity, Collaboration, and Inclusivity. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Amit Mukherjee.
Tech for social impact had lots of momentum before the pandemic, and that will only accelerate as a result of COVID-19. To no one’s surprise, on the leading edge of this movement is Microsoft. And it’s a pleasure to have with us, Justin Spelhaug, Vice President and Head of Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft.