Transforming Tech with the Black Tech Ecosystem

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Very little progress has been made in increasing Black representation across any levels in the tech sector. As a result, Black communities are negatively impacted by automation, income inequality, and lack of access to wealth creation through investment and entrepreneurship. Concerningly, the created tech innovations by a homogenous few multiply those harms through algorithmic bias, while tech platforms aid the prolific manufacture and spread of mis/disinformation, polarization, white supremacy, and the fracturing of democracy. Bold and strategic solutions are needed to close racial equity gaps and create a more equitable future. Join us for a conversation with experts in the racial justice x tech ecosystem space who will discuss what needs to be done across the pipeline to transform tech.

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Sonia Koshy

Kapor Center

Allison Scott

Kapor Foundation

Kennan Scott

Bitwise Industries

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Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Tech Industry

Level:

Beginner