How Women in Tech are Transforming Philanthropy

Women in Tech are transforming philanthropy. HYPE Founder, Kristina Newton, joins a panel with leaders from Salesforce and Resilient Coders to talk about the collaboration between technology, nonprofits, women leadership, and philanthropy that leads to local and global impact. Newton was invited to offer her unique insights on the panel as 1 of 10 Black…

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HYPE Honored at Fourth Annual “Tech for All” Policy Conference, Day of Action co-hosted by Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick and Mayor Andre Dickens

This year’s Tech for All awards will be presented to the following individuals/categories: Kristina Newton, K-12 Early Support; Roshawnna Novellus, president/CEO of EnrichHER, Capital Formation & Growth Award; Valarie Mackey, Adult Education Award; Charles Robinson, Investments Award; Dane Bamburry, Cox Communications, Corporate Innovation Award; S. Gordon Moore Jr., Higher Education Award; Maxine Cain, Overall Ecosystem Building Award; and Hamid Arjmand, Workforce Development Award. 

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HYPE is Here for the Future of Girls of Color in STEM

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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