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July 05, 2016
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Apple and Google Intrigued by Upstart Nonprofit’s Effort to Diversify Tech Field

JEALEX Photo, Getty Images for SXSW

Laura Weidman Powers says she doesn't know a lot about coding, but the nonprofit she co-founded, CODE2040, has won support from Apple, Google, and the Knight Foundation and a designation by Goldman Sachs as one of America’s 100 "most intriguing entrepreneurs."

Laura Weidman Powers, co-founder of a fast-growing nonprofit aimed at getting more black and Hispanic people into technology jobs, doesn’t know much about coding.

"I’m not technical," she says, with an apologetic laugh. "I learned just enough to...

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