July 17, 2017
Diversity and inclusion are critical underpinnings to the evolving culture at Microsoft and powerful bridges to the marketplace. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, Microsoft celebrated Lourdes German, and other women in the community who are carrying out the mission of civic engagement, leadership and empowering other women in the "Voices of Change" series.
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Lourdes German, Founder and Director of the Civic Innovation Project, was recognized by as a remarkable individuals leading urban change in the Innovator of the Week Series, produced by Urban Innovation Exchange, in partnership with Meeting of the Minds, The Kresge Foundation and Issue Media Group.
In 2016, The Center for Open Data Enterprise has released its Transition Report, with recommendations for the next presidential administration’s first steps on open data. In this article GovTech reports that the Transition Report is the first time anyone has managed to capture all of the promise of open data to improve our government and society. Civic Innovation Project Founder & Director, Lourdes German, was pleased to serve as one of the expert contributors to the Transition Report.
The Civic Innovation Project teamed up with the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College to host “Governing in a Digital Age” - a joint program focused on issues related to innovation in governance around public records and open data.