Today, Cognizant, through funding provided by the Cognizant U.S. Foundation announced that they will join the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition. We are excited to have their support as we work towards our goal of doubling the number of Black, Latina, and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025.
The partnership is part of the Cognizant U.S. Foundation’s broader $5 million commitment to address systemic barriers and racial justice in tech.
The Reboot Coalition was launched after a 2018 publication reported that although Black, Latina, and Native American women make up 18 percent of the population, they represent only 4% of computing degree recipients — and this number is dropping yearly. With Cognizant’s commitment to the Coalition, the now 16 companies have pledged to create pathways that support women of color in their computing education and careers.
Alongside our 16 existing member companies, Cognizant is committing to Reboot’s mission of taking action to close the race and gender gap for underrepresented women of color in tech. Representation in tech can be achieved when we begin to address the history of systemic racism and the specific impact it has on women of color.
Interested in learning more about the coalition? Click here to learn about our mission, meet our members, and explore our tools and resources.