Women, and especially women of color, are essentially “absent” from inventing technology.
Today, only 19 percent of all software developers are female.
Studies have shown that including women in work teams raises the collective intelligence of the group.
It’s not enough to just add women and people of color to the tech workforce. It’s imperative to actively ensure they assume positions of leadership and engage in ever increasing decision making.
Providing access and opportunities for women and people of color to participate in the growing tech industry was similar to every other civil rights struggle of the past.
We must begin to educate our young people in computer science at an earlier age to begin to build the healthy, robust pipeline of future workers the American economy needs today and will increasingly need in the future.
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Necessary Inclusion, Avis Yates Rivers' journey of understanding the changing landscape of women in leadership and technology seen through her eyes as a CEO, Thought Leader and Technology Pioneer.