Big Tech’s Big Diversity Problem

Mar 13, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

A global survey of women and non-binary technologists conducted by found that 100% of respondents reported harassment in their workplace. What’s more, intentionally exploited communities – including Black, Latine, Asian-Pacific Islander, and Indigenous women, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ people – further experienced detrimental behavior and actions. Empowerment has been replaced by performative actions, creating a leadership gap and constant revolving door. What if we built a world where the tech we use and depend on daily was created by people who look like us and share our lived experiences?

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Brenda Darden Wilkerson

Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology

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Bo Young Lee

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