3 Companies Focusing on Diversity in Tech
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Over many of my previous writings, we have talked about nearly all aspects of diversity in tech. We’ve gone over big corporations and their diversity reports, looked into some of the most influential women and minorities in technology, and even dove into how you can make your workplace more diverse and energy-efficient. But who are these companies that have been successful in all these areas? Brought to you by CIO, we look at three companies and their focus on diversity in the tech world.
CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “activating, connecting, and mobilizing the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx technologists in the innovation economy”. The organization achieves this through events, training, early-career programs and knowledge sharing to ensure Black and Latinx technologists have the tools and network to enable racial equity throughout the tech industry.
Opportunity Hub (OHUB)
The Opportunity Hub was founded as a “technology, startup, and venture ecosystem building platform” to ensure that everyone has “equitable access to the future of work” and to create pathways to “multigenerational wealth creation with no reliance on pre-existing multigenerational wealth”. This organization is dedicated to providing skills and development, early tech exposure, job placement, entrepreneurship support programs, new job creation, and alternative capital formation for college students, young professionals, founders, and investors nationwide.
Out in Tech
Out in Tech has 16 chapters with 40,000 members and touts itself as the “world’s largest nonprofit community of LGBTQ+ tech leaders”. The purpose of Out in Tech is to create opportunities for members to “advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change”. The organization also offers a mentorship program for LGBTQ+ youth aged 17-24, pairing members with a mentee to help them learn technical and professional skills.