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Access Unlocked: EdTech’s Opportunity to Foster Equality


Brought to you by 1776 and the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Join 1776 and the Bertelsmann Foundation for a breakfast conversation about how edtech can help decrease the access and skills gaps that many youth face. This panel discussion will address skills acquisition, school adoption and policy solutions that can reduce inequality and foster diversity in the technology industry.


  • Donna Harris , Cofounder and Strategic Advisor , 1776

    Donna is cofounder of 1776 and Strategic Advisor to the 1776 Board of Directors. Under her leadership 1776 has grown from a theory to a globally recognized brand at the center of worldwide startup activity. Launched in 2013, 1776 now…

  • Margaret Angell , Director, Education Innovation Portfolio , CityBridge

    Margaret Angell serves as the director of CityBridge’s Education Innovation Portfolio, which includes the foundation's two signature programs, the Education Innovation Fellowship and Breakthrough Schools: D.C.  Prior to joining the CityBridge team, Ms. Angell worked as an independent PK-12 education…

  • Jason Green , Cofounder & VP for Business Development , SkillSmart

    Jason Green is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and political strategist that has spent his career empowering individuals and communities. Recently, he cofounded and serves as vice president for business development and general counsel of SkillSmart, a software company enabling job seekers to…

  • Martha Ross , Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program , Brookings Institution

    Martha Ross is a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program whose work focuses on human capital – increasing the skills and education of current and future workers.  She also leads the program’s work on the Washington, D.C. region, including demographic…