About the Coalition

In October, 2021, The ACT Report was published to provide a roadmap to transformation, calling on tech to align on a framework for accountability, built on clear, measurable, and actionable standards.

An outgrowth of the report, the Tech Accountability Coalition was created in March, 2022 – from the belief that tech’s systemic inequity can best be course-corrected through systemic action. And that together we can make equitable and  inclusive innovation, driven by a diverse workforce, the industry norm.

Cover of "The ACT Report: Action to Catalyze Tech, A Paradigm Shift for DEI" by the Catalyze Tech Working Group. Cover portrays the letters A – C – T overlap each other in a large semitransparent font. Each letter is a different color.


The Tech Accountability Coalition was co-created in partnership with tech companies, trusted organizations from underrepresented communities in tech, academic institutions, and think tanks. The Coalition’s underlying remit is  to track, measure, and accelerate DEI at an industry level by holding tech companies accountable to their DEI commitments, and to build upon the collective action. Over time, we will release key insights to improve transparency and accountability in tech, as well as unify collective goals, providing a model for others to follow. 

Equity Framework

Throughout 2022, the Coalition held conversations with over 100 tech leaders, experts, and community advocates. Their message was clear: 

The industry needs a shared set of standards to turn aspiration diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments into transformative action. In response, to that, the Coalition developed the Equity Framework, common sense standards for how the industry defines terms, collects data, and shares progress made.

Cover of "Unbias the Future: An Equity Framework." It includes the Tech Accountability Coalition's brand mark: three colorful and translucent triangles overlap to create new shapes and shades.

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