Turning performance into action: How to be a true ally

Since the summer of 2020, workplace interest and efforts regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have soared. CEOs at some of the most prominent organizations rushed to put out statements reaffirming their company’s commitment to diversity and anti-racism, both internally and externally. Some leaders even made explicit promises to donate.

GET ready! All Raise joins forces with GET Cities

Despite the devastating impact that the pandemic has had on a number of businesses, venture capital in the U.S. soared to record numbers in 2020. Investment total increased by 14% compared to 2019, and venture capital backed companies raised over $156 billion overall . This is all great news-if you.

Connecting with our community at the #GETDC Big Think

At GET Cities, our approach to our work is driven by our belief in the power of community as a driving force for change. This is reflected in the strategic partnerships we’ve formed nationally, as well as the working groups and programs we’ve built in Chicago, our inaugural city.

Reflections from the other side of the pandemic: Moving forward with purpose

Today, July 1, 2021, I turn 54 years old. I’m not convinced it’s fair to age a year after the lost time and experiences we’ve collectively accumulated during the pandemic. I feel like we deserve a bit of a do-over. I can turn 54 next year. But in all seriousness…

Getting to know GET Cities

We’ve been at the work of GET (Gender Equality in Tech) Cities for a little over a year now, and by this fall we will be actively pursuing equity and inclusion in the tech economy in three US cities (Chicago,...

Building an alliance working toward equity in entrepreneurship

Tech entrepreneurship in Chicago is an unequal playing field, and underestimated tech founders are not given the opportunities and access (to networks, capital, and information) necessary for success. We recognize that this isn’t an accident; it’s by design. We also recognize that this means we cannot address systemic gender and.

GET Chicago’s inaugural fellowship

GET Cities is excited to introduce the inaugural cohort of the GET Chicago Fellowship, launching January 2021. We at GET Cities envision a tech industry that is an engine for, not against, equity. Developing an industry that makes space for a diversity of backgrounds and identities is not a product.

Leslie Smith Joins GET Cities as new National Director

We are so excited to welcome Leslie Lynn Smith as our new GET Cities National Director. Leslie is the founding president and CEO of Epicenter, the nonprofit hub of the greater Memphis entrepreneurial movement. Smith’s role in Memphis came after five years of successful entrepreneurial leadership as president and CEO…