THE LEAKY TECH PIPELINE: A Comprehensive Framework for Understanding and Addressing the Lack of Diversity across the Tech Ecosystem
Increasing diversity in the technology ecosystem is an urgent national priority.
Despite being one of the largest drivers of the United States economy, the technology ecosystem has remained stubbornly homogenous by race and gender, with women, Black, Latinx, and Native American individuals vastly underrepresented. This persistent underrepresentation has very real consequences. Without a diverse workforce, the innovative potential of technology will be stymied. Without access to high-income jobs and opportunities for wealth creation through tech entrepreneurship and investment, wealth inequality will worsen. And, without preparing a much broader segment of the population for the future technology workforce, our nation’s future global competitiveness will suffer.
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