When the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition was formed in late 2018, our goal was to harness the philanthropic power of leading tech companies to support an increase in the number of Black, Latinx, and Native American women earning computing degrees. To achieve what we set out to do, we knew we would need a visionary leader at the helm.
In September 2018, McKinsey & Company and Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company founded by Melinda French Gates, co-authored a report that brought to light new data around the gender gap in tech, particularly for Black, Latina, and Native American women.
Today, Salesforce.org, Riot Games, and F5 Networks announced that they will join the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition as Executive Members. We’re thrilled to have their support as we invest in programs supporting Black, Latina, and Native American women pursuing computer science degrees.
Melinda French Gates recently announced the launch of the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition, a $12M effort by leading tech companies to double the number of Black, Latinx, and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025.