Women represent only 26% of the computing workforce and 11% of senior leadership roles in tech. Only 3% of computing professionals are Black and there are zero Black or Latinx women CEOs of Fortune 500 tech companies. Women’s quit rate (41%) in tech is over twice that of men (17%), 31% of women feel stuck/unsupported in their careers, and 56% of women quit their jobs by mid-career. Ada advocates for and supports shifting the culture of tech to be more inclusive of women, transgender / gender-diverse, BIPOC, and other underrepresented minorities, narrowing the gap in one of our most economically prosperous sectors. Through this grant we will scale nationally. The end goal is to create a self-perpetuating flywheel that invites women and gender minorities into tech, and retains and grows them into leadership roles, enabling them to hire and develop additional women and gender minorities.
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