We explored a wide range of topics at the intersection of the tech sector and diversity – including the divestment in DEI roles, the disproportionate impact of tech layoffs on workers of color, and the enduring impact that it may have on the sector if left unchecked.
• Kelsey Butler: Equality Reporter at Bloomberg
• Bek Chee: General Partner, Chief People Officer at TCV
• David Delmar Sentíes: Author of the forthcoming book, “What We Build With Power: The fight for economic justice in tech”
• Moderated by Professor Linda A. Hill, Harvard Business School
If you are interested in digging deeper on data-driven approaches to creating inclusive workspaces for workers of color, we are happy to share additional resources from our panelists:
- The ACT Report: A blueprint for business executives who want to promote equity in tech, including peer reviewed recommendations and solutions for CEO and C-Suite execs.
- America’s Top Employers Are Winning at Race Data Transparency—Except Musk and Buffett: Bloomberg’s corporate accountability tracker on S&P 100 firms’ transparency on racial representation, based on data from EEO-1 forms, the private documents that provide granular detail about the number of Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native and White men and women at every level of a company.
- Reimagining An Equitable Greater Boston Tech Workforce Survey: Finally, a locally-oriented resource. For those outside of Boston, it serves as an example of how to examine barriers to workers of color beyond the individual company, at the level of local ecosystems of opportunity for tech jobs.