Scottish technology firms are heading to Bavaria on a commerce mission which aims to strengthen links between Scotland and Germany. Diversity and inclusion efforts by companies themselves are on the rise, with plenty of corporations providing affinity groups for workers of shade, LGBTQ employees, overseas nationals and others. Sacks of potatoes are seen on the SF Marin Food Bank, in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Nov. Black Dot , a co-working house in Seattle’s Central District geared toward entrepreneurs of color, provides folks with great tech ideas a place to network, study and put their very own enterprise desires into movement. They should get into politics, notably grassroots politics in cities like Oakland and San Francisco. Also at the workshop is Steven Matly, founder and CEO of SM Variety , a minority-owned recruiting, staffing and marketing consultant-referral agency that helps firms diversify employees and deal with inclusion issues.