We are excited to announce that Cloudera, the hybrid data company, has joined the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition. Their support is integral to our goal of doubling the number of Black, Latina, and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025.
Cloudera’s commitment demonstrates their dedication to narrowing gaps in representation to create a more inclusive tech field. Their investment in Reboot Representation is part of a broader corporate initiative to democratize access to the tech sector of the future. To learn more about Cloudera’s announcement today and their other partners, click here.
“The fourth industrial revolution will be powered by people, and technology companies are at the forefront of ensuring there are opportunities and access for all.” said Amy Nelson, Cloudera’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “Cloudera is proud to be a part of a group of committed, innovative companies who are working collectively to invest in change at a time when working together is the best avenue we have to impactful and lasting change.”
The Reboot Coalition was founded in 2018 following a first-of-its-kind report to collect data directly from tech companies to understand how they approach philanthropic and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives focused on closing the gender gap in tech. The report revealed that although tech companies express a strong desire to reach Black, Latina, and Native American women, less than 0.1% (or $335,000) of the 32 tech companies’ 2017 philanthropic giving focused on reaching them specifically.
Our 21 member Coalition, including Cloudera, has now collectively pledged more than $26 million to Black, Latina, and Native American women in computing. This is more than a 75x increase from the 2018 report’s findings. No single company created gender and racial inequity in the industry, but as a collective, they have the unique power to change the current landscape.
“To reverse decades of inequities in the technology sector, we need to rewrite the playbook together,” said Dwana Franklin-Davis, CEO of Reboot Representation. “The Reboot coalition creates a space for honest conversation, meaningful thought partnership, and tangible investments in programs that support Black, Latina, and Native American women. We are delighted to welcome Cloudera to the coalition and look forward to the insights and knowledge they will bring to our work.”
Interested in learning more about the coalition? Click here to learn about our mission, meet our members, and explore our tools and resources.