Meet Caroline Karanja, MHTA’s First Tech for Good Fellow 1Caroline Karanja is a local entrepreneur and thought leader with a passion for tech equity. She is the founder and CEO of 26 Letters, a technology-enabled inclusion saas platform, and leads Hack the Gap, a community-driven initiative focused on getting and keeping more women in tech. For these reasons and more, MHTA is proud to introduce Caroline as our first Tech for Good Fellow.

The MHTA Tech for Good Fellowship is one of many ways in which we strive to recognize, celebrate, and elevate the work of individuals actively driving tech equity in Minnesota. Throughout her career, Caroline has striven to do all that and more.

Whether developing digital products or supplying her IT expertise through consultation, Caroline actively applies her passion for using data, insight and learning opportunities as a way to understand and address diversity, equity and inclusion challenges in organizations.

As a Tech for Good Fellow, Caroline will work closely with MHTA’s Community Engagement team for the next 8 months, collaborating on new projects and initiatives for a more diverse and inclusive tech community here in Minnesota.

“My goal for Minnesota’s tech community is to create an environment where people can use technology as a tool and resource to pursue their passions,” Caroline said. “By making it more accessible and inclusive, we can have a robust ecosystem where more people can contribute. My goal for this program is to serve as a model for how we can take action in creating a more inclusive tech ecosystem.”

In exchange for her ingenuity, MHTA is proud to amplify Caroline’s efforts. Caroline, along with all future Tech for Good Fellows, will receive free participation in our ACE Leadership program as well as full access to all MHTA events and programming. We’re dedicated to doing our part, leveraging MHTA’s network to help Caroline connect with other companies and changemakers within our community.

Want to get involved? Connect with our Director of Community Engagement, Jade Denson at jade@mhta.org to learn more about Tech for Good.