Tech Inclusion Solution: Day 35: Requiring The Private Sector To Invest In The Pipeline and Retention of Women In Tech
100 Solutions to Diversity and Inclusion in tech.
Since the inaugural Tech Inclusion Conference in 2015 we have received and granted over 100+ scholarship applications to attendees. For each scholarship application we ask one simple question “What solutions would you like to see for diversity and inclusion in tech?” Below is a series leading up to the 2016 Tech Inclusion Conference of “100+ Solutions to Diversity and Inclusion in tech”. The Theme for Tech Inclusion 2016 Conference is Inclusive and Sustainable Innovation and will be held October 26th — 27th at the Innovation Hangar in San Francisco. Tech Inclusion Conference is presented by Google for Entrepreneurs. The conference will feature a career fair, a startup showcase and an tech innovation demo hall. Early Bird tickets are on sale now.
Solution: Requiring The Private Sector To Invest In The Pipeline and Retention of Women In Tech
I believe we need to focus on getting the private sector involved in both the pipeline and retention of women in technology.
When the private sector invests in youth education for tech we will be able to feed more girls into those programs.
When the same companies take steps such as implementing unconscious bias training, formal diversity hiring goals, creating an inclusive workplace tech can become a more diverse place.
Diversity and Inclusion In Tech Solution Submitted by Nikki
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