You already know there’s a gender gap in tech. The question is: What are we going to do about it?
Fostering girls’ interest in computer science and tech during their K-12 years is critically important, but we can’t stop there. We need to continue enabling and empowering women and other underrepresented groups in tech through their university years.
Today, 58% of all college degrees are awarded to women, but less than 2% of these women are studying computer and related tech disciplines. Based on current estimates, by 2026, the United States will only be producing 17% of the graduates needed to meet the nation’s tech workforce needs by 2026. Let’s change those numbers.
By working in emerging tech hubs across the country, we can activate and align both sides of a city’s supply chain—connecting university partners with industry partners. Together, let’s create new opportunities that bring the kind of large-scale transformation we all want to see.