In Episode 17 of the Disruptors for Good podcast I speak with Jessica Santana, the Co-founder and CEO of America On Tech on why she is using her journey in technology to bring low income students the skills needed to change their future.
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Jessica is a graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in Accounting and Information Technology. In 2014, with Evin Robinson, she co-founded New York On Tech(now America on Tech), an organization that creates pathways for students into degrees and careers in tech.
Her work has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, CNN and Huffington Post and have forged partnerships that reach students in all five boroughs of NYC. Jessica has spoken to over 50 different audiences including TechCrunch, Google for Entrepreneurs, the White House, and been named a Forbes 30 Under 30, Wells Fargo Millennial Activist, Ashoka / American Express Emerging Innovator, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
Prior to NYOT, Jessica worked as a technology consultant for global brands that include Accenture and Deloitte. She also completed the JPMorganChase Global Enterprise Technology Leadership program and was recognized as a Deloitte Future Leaders Apprentice and a Morgan Stanley Emerging Leader.
About America on Tech
America On Tech (AOT) envisions a world where young people of color across the country have equitable access to compete fairly for opportunities in the technology sector. America on Tech’s mission is to decrease the racial wealth gap by increasing equitable pathways for underestimated students into degrees and/or careers in technology.
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Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 200 countries. Grant has personally interviewed over 600 impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.