Organized by World Wide Technology, Inc., a technology service provider founded by David Steward in July 1990, the event brought together major partnership organizations that helped launch the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) in 2015.
They include Black Data Processing Associates, Information Technology Senior Management Forum, Black Women in Science & Engineering, Career Communications Group’s Foundation for Educational Development, Inc.; NPower, the National Academy Foundation, Talestry, and Micro Ventures.
They were matched with representatives from Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, foundations, and nonprofits, education and public policy, local, state, and the federal government.
Discussions at the 2018 Global Leadership Forum (GLF) Technology Summit focused on solutions to problems that contribute to disparities in science, technology, engineering, the Arts, and math (STEAM).
In addition, plans are soon to be announced for the 2019 Technology Summit, and programs that will inform people of the issues surrounding inequality in the digital economy, as they build toward action.
The one-day event, hosted at the World Wide Technology headquarters brought together participants from across America and the world to exchange ideas on disparities in technology.
The conference considered workforce development and education in diverse communities and facilitate a range of contributions and debate on the combination of science and engineering with art, design, and the performing and visual arts in the 21st century.
Discussions ranged from leadership to mentoring, and next-generation leaders.