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VFI Members Highlighted in #TechForGood Video

Posted by Voices For Innovation - July 27, 2022 3:42 PM

Voices for Innovation (VFI) and some of our great members had the honor of being highlighted at the 2022 Microsoft Inspire conference in a #TechForGood video. The video provides just a few examples of how VFI members are making a difference in their communities by leveraging the power of technology and civic engagement. VFI partners are helping advance the careers...

Submit Your Video to VFI’s #TechForGood Stories

Posted by Voices For Innovation - April 22, 2022 11:22 AM

From laptop donations to providing IT training to setting up cloud infrastructure, we’ve witnessed the power of technology to transform local communities by enabling learning, facilitating professional development, and creating economic opportunity in the last two years. All this wouldn’t be possible without tech heroes supporting social good, including Voices for Innovation members around the country. With this in mind,...

The Rewards of Advocating for Data Privacy Legislation

Posted by Marian Breeze - December 6, 2021 8:35 AM

Prior to joining the tech industry, I ran a consulting practice. Much of my work involved helping corporate and nonprofit leaders build or restore a level of trust with their partners and their communities. It is much easier to build and maintain trust than to repair it, and sometimes the solution required massive structural changes. For the past eight years,...

The Urgent Need to Create Inclusive Access for Women to Join the Technology Industry

Posted by Chaitra Vedullapalli - May 19, 2021 4:23 PM

The tech industry remains a bright spot in a global economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital transformation projects accelerated in response to the global crisis—and tech businesses large and small grew revenues and created jobs in 2020 and into 2021. But the big picture is not all good for tech—or for underrepresented people in the industry, including women. There...

The Value of Investing in Privacy Compliance

Posted by Jeffrey Goldstein - April 21, 2021 3:27 PM

Microsoft partners—and every tech business—should provide strong privacy protections for their customers. It’s the right thing to do, it’s required by laws and regulations, and it’s good for your business. U.S. tech companies and customers alike would benefit from a single, unified federal data privacy law. But in the absence of that law, we’ll benefit if state laws are closely...