Companies with diverse teams – including with more women – are more creative, innovative, and ultimately, more profitable.

In the tech sector, companies are looking for ways to build inclusive teams. The 2018 Rebooting Representation report
has actionable recommendations to help tech companies close the race and gender gap.

The Reboot Representation Tech Coalition

The report has informed a coalition of leading companies, the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition, committed to doubling the number of Black, Latinas, and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025.

The Reboot Representation Tech Coalition administration is supported by Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company started by Melinda French Gates.

The Coalition is already taking action to close the gender gap for Black, Latina, and Native American women in tech.

Women today are chronically underrepresented at every stage of the tech journey.

Women of color experience the greatest barriers and are especially underrepresented.

Black, Latinas, and Native American women make up only 4% of computing degree recipients and the current tech workforce. If we do nothing, the number of women of color receiving computing degrees won’t double over today’s numbers until 2052.

The lack of representation carries a major cost for women, companies, and the entire sector.

Demand for workers with tech skills will grow by as much as 90% over the next 15 years, and business leaders are projecting a shortfall within the next three years. The sector must figure out how to keep pace or pay a high cost.

Tech has a pivotal opportunity to transform the sector.

While companies have made internal investments in diversity to date, they have yet to fully leverage their philanthropic and corporate social responsibility investments to increase the number of women receiving computing degrees.

Tech companies can use resources from the report to act now to better reflect our society.

What Coalition Members Are Saying