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Dr. Picho discusses racial inequities in computer science/ and other STEM fields.

Dr. Picho talks to Karat about how social identity threat impacts women in STEM.

March 10, 2022

Karat expands Brilliant Black Minds partnerships and advisory board, welcoming Anthony D. Mays and Dr. Katherine Picho-Kiroga to diversify the world of tech

One year after the launch of Brilliant Black Minds, Karat is growing its practice interview program and bringing “Real Talk” to SXSW.

SEATTLE–Karat, the world’s largest interviewing company, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Brilliant Black Minds program by announcing new industry partners, adding two new advisory board members and hosting a special SXSW edition of Real Talk. Former Google senior software engineer and founder of Morgan Latimer Consulting, Anthony D. Mays, is joining the Brilliant Black Minds advisory board as Senior Advisor, and Dr. Katherine Picho-Kiroga, founder and CEO of Impact Analytics, and Howard University Professor of Educational Psychology is joining the team as an Interview Equity Advisor.

Feb 28, 2022

Modern Figures Podcast: Securing the Technical Bag – Episode 033

In this episode, Portia and Katherine delve into how they work with Karat to identify the factors that are keeping capable Black people out of tech jobs. They have launched the Brilliant Black Minds program to address these gaps and help Black people and a full-time job in tech. If you haven’t heard, Karat is the go-to company when it comes to finding and interviewing software engineering talent that goes to big tech companies. In fact, they have committed to offering $1 million dollars of free support to get Black people into tech. The episode is full of practical tips for entering the tech workforce as a person of color. If you’re thinking of changing careers and/or making your break into tech, this is the episode you shouldn’t miss.

December 1, 2021

How Social Identity Threat Impacts Interviewing

Karat sits down with Howard University’s Dr. Katherine Picho-Kiroga to discuss social identity threat and interviewing.

Last week, Karat sat down with Howard University’s Dr. Katherine Picho-Kiroga to talk about life-changing interviews and the impact that social identity threat has on interviewing candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. A quantitative research methodologist by training, with a doctorate in Social and Educational Psychology, Dr. Picho-Kiroga has been an integral partner for Karat’s Interview Access Gap research and Brilliant Black Minds program.

Sep 16, 2021, 09:30 ET

New research from Karat and Howard University sheds light on access challenges facing Black software engineers

Co-authored by Dr. Legand Burge, IIIHoward University Professor of Computer Science, Dr. Katherine Picho-KirogaHoward University Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, and Portia Kibble Smith, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Karat, The Interview Access Gap for Black Engineers identifies a number of socioeconomic and systemic barriers young Black talent face to get jobs in tech.

Sep 16, 2021

Report Finds Black Engineers Feel More Confident Entering Tech Industry With Technical Interview Practice

Black engineers made up for only six percent of computer programmers across the nation in 2020, compared to white engineers accounting for 68 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Karat, a technical interviewing company, released a new research report in partnership with Howard University (HU) that explores the job access barrier for Black software engineers. The pair teamed up to host focus groups earlier this year to survey 300 Black computer science students and alumni from Howard University, Morehouse College and University of North Carolina Charlotte. The Interview Access Gap for Black Engineers report is co-authored by Dr. Legand Burge, III, a computer science professor at HU; Dr. Katherine Picho-Kiroga, assistant professor of educational psychology at HU; and Portia Kibble Smith, head of diversity and inclusion at Karat.