For HYPE founder and recent finalist for the Women in Tech’s Woman of the Year in STEAM Education award Kristina Newton, it’s personal.

“Despite all my potential and capabilities I had in the tech workforce, I felt alone. I didn’t see myself represented in leadership anywhere,” said Newton. “But my experiences as a Black woman in tech and the corporate workforce weren’t unique.”

With only 3 percent of computing-related jobs held by Black women, Newton experienced firsthand the challenges that so many minority women continue to face. “There really is not a reason why I shouldn’t be an executive or like a senior leader in a tech company today,” said Newton as she reflected on her trajectory through middle school, high school, college, and even into her seven-year career in technology.

Due to that lack of opportunity and representation, Newton left her role as consultant for Accenture in 2013 to find her place of belonging, which led to her launching HYPE in 2017.

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Organization Summary Hope For Youth, Inc. (HYPE) is empowering middle and high school girls of color to become future leaders in tech. Through its interactive coding camps and programs, high school internship placement, international teaching experiences, college and career readiness training, and women in tech conferences and roundtables, HYPE:• Addresses early disparities in K-12 education…

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Organization Summary Hope for Youth, Inc (HYPE) is a small – yet rapidly growing – education nonprofit organization with a mission to empower BIPOC girls with technology skills and prepare them to become future leaders in tech careers, cultivating a pipeline of diverse talent for the tech industry. We believe all girls have the ability…

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Organization Summary Hope for Youth, Inc (HYPE) is a small – yet rapidly growing – education nonprofit organization with a mission to empower BIPOC girls with technology skills and prepare them to become future leaders in tech careers, cultivating a pipeline of diverse talent for the tech industry. We believe all girls have the ability…

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Organization Summary Hope for Youth, Inc (HYPE) is a small – yet rapidly growing – education nonprofit organization with a mission to empower BIPOC girls with technology skills and prepare them to become future leaders in tech careers, cultivating a pipeline of diverse talent for the tech industry. We believe all girls have the ability…

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The HYPE Project partners with schools, school districts and other youth-serving nonprofit organizations to provide access to 21st century skills-building education and exposure to technology careers for and from individuals who are currently underrepresented in tech. During the COVID pandemic, they’ve been engaging Black and brown girls in middle and high school in community-driven and culturally relevant computer science education through a virtual after-school coding program. Their efforts not only help them to connect students during this time, but teaches them a critical skill in a subject that is missing in over 50% of our high schools, and helps them develop as leaders and problem solvers. HYPE’s Founder and CEO Kristina Smith-Newton states, “Women empowerment is important in and of itself, and we’ve seen on numerous occasions that to empower women means empowering generations and ultimately changing the world. However, women empowering women is not only important, it’s special and powerful. When a woman uses her influence and position to empower and uplift other women, it is an intentional act, it carries a special meaning, and it reverses years of dangerous and incorrect thinking that women should be in competition with one another. When we choose to celebrate instead of compete, everyone wins – and it’s a beautiful thing to witness.”

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Organization Summary Hope for Youth, Inc (HYPE) is a nonprofit organization that provides 21st century skills and tech training to girls of color. We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Through computer science education, technology career exposure, and significant leadership & learning experiences, HYPE Scholars grow in civic mindedness & global…

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Organization Summary Hope for Youth, Inc (HYPE) is a nonprofit organization that provides 21st century skills and tech training to girls of color. We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Through computer science education, technology career exposure, and significant leadership & learning experiences, HYPE Scholars grow in civic mindedness & global…

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The HYPE Experience Coordinator is an organized, innovative, creative, and people-centric individual with experience in coordinating events and designing processes that lead to an excellent experience for our volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

This individual will help with volunteer recruitment and placement, managing partner & volunteer relationships, communicating program success, and elevating the experience of individuals who are indirectly connected to the organization

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It’s Her Turn Now ATL: More than 25 Atlanta Entrepreneurs Share Social Media Accounts on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day ATLANTA (Nov. 18, 2020) – The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI), a program of Invest Atlanta and the City of Atlanta, will launch a social media campaign featuring more than 25 women entrepreneurs called It’s Her Turn Now…

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