In May 2015, the Congressional Black Caucus launched CBC TECH 2020 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.
CBC Tech 2020 Year in Review
TECH BOARD DIVERSITY
Since the launch of CBC TECH 2020 in May of 2015, the following companies have added African Americans to their board of directors:
CBC DIVERSITY TASK FORCE TRIPS TO SILICON VALLEY
As a part of the CBC TECH 2020 five- year plan, members of the CBC Diversity Task force held meetings with the most influential tech executives in an effort to encourage them to implement diversity plans that place more African American in the tech pipeline. Below are articles following CBC visits to Silicon Valley:
“Our goal for this trip is to encourage and partner with these organizations to implement a diversity plan that will place more African Americans in the tech pipeline.”
– Rep. G. K. Butterfield, Co-Chair, CBC Diversity Task Force
Medium: Tech Inclusion— There’s No App for That
“Increasing diversity and inclusion within the tech sector is not only a moral imperative, it’s good for business and vital to continue economic growth.”
– Rep. Barbara Lee, Co-Chair, CBC Diversity Task Force
Bloomberg: Diversifying the Tech Sector: Bay Area Organizations Meet with Congressional Black Caucus Leaders
CBC TECH RELATED BILLS
EVENTS & OUTREACH
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.
Inclusion plan template can be found here.
AFRICAN AMERICAN INCLUSION PLANS
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.
CBC DIVERSITY TASK FORCE MEMBERS
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