Closing The Tech Gender Gap Through Philanthropy And Corporate Social Responsibility

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Girls and women, especially those of color, are under-represented in computing fields from K-12 right through higher education and the workforce.  An abstract of a new report from McKinsey and Pivotal Ventures suggests some ways to address the specific challenges they face.  The authors suggest offering on-ramps for beginners; cultivating a community of supportive peers; ensuring adults (e.g. family, teachers) are encouraging and inclusive; and providing access to technology and computing experiences.  Ultimately, reducing barriers for women and girls of color will promote greater inclusion of all under-represented groups.  Read the full “Rebooting Representation” report.