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How Tech is Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

TechNet celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and the Hispanic innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists who are advancing innovation, strengthening our economy, and helping build a more inclusive future.  In this week’s Tech At Work, learn how the technology industry is committed to empowering diverse voices, promoting Hispanic-owned businesses, and supporting the Hispanic community.

Comcast Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Programs for Community Leaders, Free Content, and Programs for Latinx Founders

Comcast is showcasing the contributions of the Latinx community through unique programming and free content across its platforms that highlight conversations meant to inspire change and support Latino entrepreneurs.  Comcast is also committed to supporting Hispanic-owned businesses through Comcast RISE, a program to help small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.

DoorDash Furthers its Commitment to the Latinx Community

Year round, DoorDash is proud to celebrate Latino merchants, Dashers, and communities.  During Hispanic Heritage Month, DoorDash is highlighting and supporting Latino-owned restaurants, providing Spanish-language educational resources to restaurant owners, and partnering with the Latino Restaurant Association.  The company also contributed $25,000 in community credits to multiple Latino-led organizations and now offers its Restaurant University series in Spanish.

Intuit is Celebrating Diversity Within the Latinx Community

Intuit is uniting, cultivating, and celebrating Latinx culture through the Intuit Latinos Network.  Intuit is also working towards achieving its goal of increasing employment for those who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian, through new partnerships with Latinas in Tech, Techqueria, and #LatinaGeeks.

Apple Commits an Additional $30 Million to Broaden its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI)

Apple’s REJI supports students, innovators, and advocacy organizations that are leading the charge in creating a more inclusive and just world.  Apple is committing $30 million to support new projects like a Global Hispanic-Serving Institution Equity Innovation Hub and a new cohort of the Apple Entrepreneur Camp immersive tech lab for Hispanic/Latinx founders and developers.  The funds also support expanded education initiatives for community colleges, HBCUs, and leaders working to advance criminal justice reform.

Amazon Celebrates the Success of Hispanic-owned Small Businesses

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Amazon has launched a dedicated storefront for Hispanic and Latinx-owned businesses and selling partners.  Customers can shop for hundreds of products from Hispanic entrepreneurs, including beauty and wellness essentials, jewelry, art, and more.  Also, Prime Video will showcase Hispanic and Latinx actors, producers, writers, and directors through a curated selection of titles that honor the diverse experiences of the Latinx communities.

Coursera is Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by Offering a Free Month of Spanish Classes

Silicon Valley Bank is Supporting the National Hispanic Institute

Cisco is Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Work and in the Community

How Verizon is Making an Impact During Hispanic Heritage Month

What's New in Tech

Google Releases a Series of Upgrades to Google Workspace to Improve Collaboration and Hybrid Work Offerings

Google announced a series of updates across Workspace, its collection of cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools, software, and products formerly known as G Suite.  Among the innovations are enhanced search, Meet calling, and live-translated captions during sessions, as well as new all-in-one video conferencing devices.

What We're Saying

TechNet Urges Congress to Raise or Suspend the U.S. Debt Limit

TechNet Statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Hearing

TechNet Statement on the Senate Parliamentarian’s Ruling on Immigration Reform

TechNet Supports the National Digital Reserve Corps Act

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