#CBCTECH2025

The lack of African American representation in tech means that many of our best and brightest – the problem solvers, critical thinkers, and those that challenge conventional thinking – are not included, and America’s global competitiveness suffers as a result.




OVERVIEW

In May 2015, the Congressional Black Caucus launched CBC TECH2020 to bring together the best minds in the tech, non-profit, education and public sectors to chart a path forward to increase African American inclusion at all levels of the technology industry. The lack of African American representation in tech means that many of our best and brightest – the problem solvers, critical thinkers, and those that challenge conventional thinking – are not included, and America’s global competitiveness suffers as a result. As these issues continue, the CBC will continue its work from the past five years and will respectively continue its initiative as CBC TECH2025

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TECH BOARD DIVERSITY

Since the launch of CBC TECH2025 in May 2015, the following companies have added African Americans to their board of directors:

Accenture – Tracy T. Travis
Former EVP and CFO, Estee Lauder Companies

Accenture
Paula A. Price

Former CFO, Macy's

AirBNB – Kenneth I. Chenault

Former Chairman & CEO, American Express

Amazon 
  Rosalind G. Brewer

Former President and CEO, Sam's Club

Apple, Inc. – James A. Bell

Former Executive Vice President & CFO of Boeing Co

Autodesk
   Dr. Ayanna D. Howard

Founder and CTO, Zyrobotics

Cognizant – Archena "Archie" Deskus

SVP and CIO, Intel

Cognizant
– Leo S. Mackey, Jr.

SVP, Ethics and Enterprise Assurance, Lockhead Martin

Corning, Inc.
 – Leslie A. Brun

Former Board Director, Hewlett Packard

Dropbox
– Condoleeza Rice

Former U.S. Secretary of State

eBay 
Adriane M. Brown

Former SVP, Honeywell

Etsy 
– Edith Cooper

Former EVP and Global Head of Human Capital, Goldman Sachs

Facebook, Inc
. – Peggy Alford

Former EVP, Paypal

Facebook, Inc. 
– Tracy T. Travis

Former EVP and CFO, Estee Lauder Companies

Google (Alphabet, Inc.)
 – Robin L. Washington

EVP and CFO, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

HP, Inc. – Stacey Mobley

Former Senior Vice President, DuPont

HP, Inc. – Stacy Brown- Philpot

CEO, TaskRabbit

IBM – Michelle Howard

Retired Admiral, U.S. Navy

Intel 
– Lisa Lavizzo-Mourey

Former CEO, Robert Wood Foundation

Logitech 
– Neela Montgomery

CEO, Crate and Barrel 

Lyft
 – Valerie Jarrett

Former Sr. Advisor, U.S President Barack Obama

Motorola Solutions
 – Kenneth D. Denman 

Former President and CEO, Emotient, Inc. 

NCR, Corp
. – Georgette Kaiser

Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group 

Netflix 
– Susan Rice 

Former U.S. National Security Advisor

PayPal
 – Rodney C. Adkins 

Former SVP, IBM

Rapid7
 – Marc Brown 

Managing Director, Microsoft

SAP SE
 – Aicha Evans

Former SVP and CSO, Intel 

Survey Monkey
 – Serena Williams 

Multi-Tennis Grand Slam Winner 

Survey Monkey
 – Erika H. James 

Dean, Emory Univ. Goizueta Business School 

Twitter
– Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Former Finance Minister of Nigeria

Uber – Ursula Burns

Former Chairwoman & CEO, Xerox, Corp

eBay – Adriane Brown

Advisor with Intellectual Ventures, LLC

Slack – Edith Cooper

Former Executive Vice President & Global Head of Human Capital, Goldman Sachs

Updated as of July 2020

 

DIVERSITY INCLUSION PLANS

The CBC understands that each company/organization requires a unique approach to diversity inclusion. With this in mind, we are working with companies and organizations to adopt an inclusion plan that would outline specific, measurable steps that the company would take to increase recruitment and retention of African Americans in the industry. Below are plans that companies/organizations have adopted.

  • American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity (AAED)
  • Blacks in Technology
  • Beeker
  • Career Communications Group, Inc.
  • Global Leadership Forum
  • Information Technology Senior Management Forum
  • Task Rabbit, Inc.

Inclusion plan template can be found HERE.


AFRICAN AMERICAN INCLUSION PLANS

The CBC understands that each organization requires a unique approach to increasing African American inclusion. With this in mind, we are working with companies and organizations to adopt an African American Inclusion Plan that would outline specific, measurable steps that the company would take to increase recruitment and retention of African Americans in the industry. Below is a link to plans that organizations have adopted.

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