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Category: CEO Fund: Technology and Society

President and CEO Sushma Raman Joins Heising-Simons Foundation Board

Sushma Raman, President and CEO of Heising-Simons Foundation, has been elected to join the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Ms. Raman joined the Foundation as President and CEO in February 2023, following a national search, and joined the three other directors— Liz Simons, Chair of the Board; Mark Heising, Board Vice Chair; Caitlin Heising, Board Vice …

How Grantee WITNESS Builds Technological Capacity of Grassroots Groups to Increase Police Accountability

Several years ago, while still a graduate student at MIT’s Media Lab, Joy Buolamwini began to notice a troubling pattern in facial recognition technology––an inability to detect a wide range of skin tones and facial structures, even in widely available systems employed by Big Tech, government agencies, and law enforcement.

How Dr. Joy Buolamwini is Working Towards Equitable and Accountable Technology

Several years ago, while still a graduate student at MIT’s Media Lab, Joy Buolamwini began to notice a troubling pattern in facial recognition technology––an inability to detect a wide range of skin tones and facial structures, even in widely available systems employed by Big Tech, government agencies, and law enforcement.

Foundation President and CEO Sushma Raman Featured in Inside Philanthropy

Sushma Raman, Heising-Simons Foundation’s President and CEO, was featured in Inside Philanthropy today.