James Baldwin

Photo from this week’s Washington Post magazine feature. James Baldwin, as always, nails it. ~ “I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” Notes of a Native Son, 1955

CTA Selects First Two Recipients of $10 Million Investment

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the selection of the first two funds it will invest in as part of CTA’s $10 million commitment to venture firms and funds that invest in women, people of color and other underrepresented entrepreneurs – Harlem Capital Partners and SoGal Ventures. Harlem Capital Partners is a New York-based minority-owned early-stage venture Read more about CTA Selects First Two Recipients of $10 Million Investment[…]

CTA Advances STEM Learning by Supporting the Boys & Girls Club

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington (BGCGW) to strengthen STEM learning and career development in the Washington DC metro area. The collaboration will help local students better understand the career opportunities the tech field offers and learn the skills they’ll need in the workforce of today Read more about CTA Advances STEM Learning by Supporting the Boys & Girls Club[…]

Hear from the Women who Lead CES and CTA on International Women’s Day

To honor Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we asked some of our remarkable female leaders to reflect on their journeys that led them to where they are today and give advice to the next generation of female professionals. Who do you admire most and why? Alternatively, who have been your role models? What Read more about Hear from the Women who Lead CES and CTA on International Women’s Day[…]

Congress Pays Attention to Diversity in the Tech Industry

This week, the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce holds a hearing on inclusion in the technology sector. We commend the subcommittee for turning their attention to this critical topic. A more diverse workforce means better representation in the development of products and, ultimately, how well they’ll improve Read more about Congress Pays Attention to Diversity in the Tech Industry[…]

CTA Makes Commitment to Underrepresented Founders

For the technology industry to continue to evolve and grow, there needs to be equal access to venture funding for women-led and women-founded startups. According to data from Pitchbook, all-women teams in the U.S. received just $1.9 billion of the $85 billion total invested by venture capitalists last year, which is equal to about 2.2 Read more about CTA Makes Commitment to Underrepresented Founders[…]

CTA Announces $10 Million Fund Commitment to Women, Diverse Founders and Diverse Leadership Teams

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced today at CES® – the world’s largest and most influential tech event – that CTA will invest $10 million in venture firms and funds focused on women, people of color and other underrepresented startups and entrepreneurs. “To continue to evolve and grow, the tech industry needs more equal access Read more about CTA Announces $10 Million Fund Commitment to Women, Diverse Founders and Diverse Leadership Teams[…]

CTA Promotes Karen Chupka to EVP, Tiffany Moore to SVP

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced two executive promotions involving newly-created positions. Karen Chupka, a nearly 30-year employee of CTA, is now Executive Vice President, CES; and Tiffany Moore, who joined CTA in 2015, is now Senior Vice President, Political and Industry Affairs. These promotions not only recognize the success of two members of Read more about CTA Promotes Karen Chupka to EVP, Tiffany Moore to SVP[…]