So long Silicon Valley. So long sexual harassers and non-diverse SLAMs — who live or work in the 50-mile radius Time Well Spent blogger Tristan Harris is talking about — in San Francisco. Tristan is now a social-media design ethicist who is outing how social media unaccountably design our local/global lives. And so long auto traffic. This is the new Silicon Alley — Cornell Tech.
Now, having grown up in California, I appreciate the lack of traffic, and the benefits of serving four boroughs in this new innovative institution that serves all of us in New York City. But what I noticed only recently that is truly remarkable and worthy of note is Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York, or WiTNY.
It’s a program or blog that the New York Public Library (NYPL) — the one with the lions — produced over a year ago. I, myself, missed the announcement and am only now catching up how the largest public university in one city — CUNY1st — is now collaborating with Cornell Tech, which itself is part of Israel’s Technion in Haifa on an initiative that gives women a chance to lead in the traditionally male macho field of technology. I would hope Lean-In Sheryl Sandberg will pay us a visit too, as the venerable public and private higher-education institutions serve one of our most neglected pool of leaders — women.
More on women and leadership (e.g. American workplace politics) later. For now, follow the links.#