The stubbornly low number of female computer science students in the
United States has generated a pile of academic studies, ample
hand-wringing and a wide-ranging discussion in tech and education
circles about what can be done to boost the number of women choosing
Benjamin Todd Jealous has joined the Kapor Center for Social Impact. In addition to becoming a partner, he is also on the board's 'Level Playing Field Institute', a non-profit that aims to eliminate barriers faced by people of color in science, technology, engineering and math.
Shanti Das spent 20 years as an executive in the music industry working
with such artists as Outkast, TLC, Erykah Badu and Vivian Green. Having
learned the business by working with such successful industry
trendsetters as Antonio “L.A” Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Das
put it all on paper in 2010 when she wrote the now best-seller "The
Hip-Hop Professional: A Woman's Guide to Climbing the Ladder of Success
in the Entertainment Business."