Learning Diversity from the U.S. Government

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Media Outlet: Fortune

When Laura Weidman Powers landed a six-month gig as a policy advisor in the White House Office Of Science and Technology, she held onto her other day job, as CEO of Code2040, a nonprofit focused on increasing diversity in technology. Now that her White House stint is ending, she is a bit wistful. “People have no idea – I had no idea – how smart and dedicated people in government really are,” she said.

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Laura Weidman Powers was a 2016 New America CA fellow. She is the co-founder and CEO of CODE2040, a nonprofit that creates pathways to success in the innovation economy for Blacks and Latino/as.