On March 12, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed the day as Women of Color in Tech day. With the diligent support from the non-profit NPower, the day is used to highlight the various challenges that women of color face in pursuing (and remaining) in tech careers. The day is also used for leaders from various communities to reflect on the progress made.
While the pandemic won’t allow for an in person celebration, that is not stopping NPower from hosting a virtual celebration for the 2nd annual Women of Color in Tech Day. Many great panel discussions and a few great announcements are planned.
As a Black woman in tech and a born and raised New Yorker, I’m especially honored & excited to be participating in this year’s event. I’ll be a panelist during the discussion, “Driving Change in the Corporate World”, I’ll be joined by Viola Maxwell-Thompson, Kristie Sells, Peta-Gay Clarke & Maribel Garcia, and we’ll examine corporate efforts to diversify the tech industry and support women of color. We’ll speak candidly about what works, what doesn’t, and what we all can collectively do to bring more diversity and inclusion in tech. The aim is to make this a movement versus an isolated moment in time.
In case you missed the celebration, you can see the full video here!