We are thrilled to welcome UKG, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM), payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, to the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition as a Senior Executive Member. 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.
UKG’s commitment to Reboot as a Senior Executive Member, only joined at this level by Walmart, demonstrates their steadfast devotion to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and creative tech sector.
“We live in a world where people are born with equitable talent, but lack access to equitable opportunity,” said Brian Reaves, chief belonging, diversity and equity officer at UKG. “That’s where it becomes essential to turn words into impact; finding ways to create opportunities to value people through the lens of equity and equality. I am personally excited to once again partner with Dwana and Reboot Representation to create equitable opportunity for young women in technology. ”
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 underrepresented women of color, 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 UKG, has now collectively pledged more than ~$26 million to Black, Latina, and Native American women in computing –– more than a 50x 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.
“When a company like UKG joins Reboot Representation as a Senior Executive Member, it’s a clear sign that they are devoted to a more equitable and inclusive sector,” said Dwana Franklin-Davis, CEO of Reboot Representation. “We’re thrilled to welcome them to the coalition and look forward to the experience, drive, and determination they bring to the table.”
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