Close the gap for Black, Latina, and Native American women in the tech sector.

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23 %

of girls from K-12
take the AP CS Test

47 %

of girls from K-12 are interested in computer science

19 %

of computing degree recipients are women

26 %

of computing workforce roles belong to women

11 %

of senior leadership in tech is composed of women

Women today are
chronically
underrepresented

at every stage of the tech journey.

The lack of representation carries a major cost for women, companies, and the entire sector.

Demand for workers with tech skills will grow by as much as 90% over the next 15 years. The sector must figure out how to keep pace or pay a high cost.

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Demand for workers with tech skills will go up by

90 %

Women of color experience the greatest barriers and are especially underrepresented.

In 2018, Black, Latina, and Native American women made up only 4% of computing degree recipients and the tech workforce. Without intervention, the number of women of color receiving computing degrees wouldn’t double over 2018’s numbers until 2052.

Companies with diverse teams – including with more women – are more creative, innovative, and ultimately more profitable.

In the tech sector, companies are looking for ways to build inclusive teams. The 2018 Rebooting Representation report has actionable recommendations to help tech companies close the race and gender gap.

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More Black, Latina, and Native American women are earning computing degrees, but their share of the tech workforce is going down.

Representation of Black, Latina, and Native American (BLNA) women 1%

Note: Data based on most recent available years.
1Change in representation of BLNA women occurs in small increments given the fraction of the overall population their representation starts at.

2Computing degrees defined as CIP 11, first and second majors.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System; Women in the Workplace Employee Experience Survey, 2018 (n > 64,000) and 2022 (n > 40,000). Learn More

The Reboot Representation Tech Coalition

Our Rebooting Representation report has informed a coalition of leading companies, the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition, committed to doubling the number of Black, Latina, and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025.

The Reboot Representation Tech Coalition administration is supported by Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company started by Melinda French Gates.

Let's Reboot Representation

Coalition Members

  • UKG
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Free Wheel
  • Norton Life Lock
  • okta
  • Salesforce
  • DoubleVerify
  • Google

What coalition members are saying

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Companies that believe they can deliver great products to a diverse set of customers, without having a diverse group of employees creating and bringing these products to market, are in denial. However, not enough young people, especially girls of color, view technology as a realistic career path. Our industry must…
Industry-wide problems require industry-wide solutions. We are looking forward to working alongside Melinda French Gates and other Coalition partners to achieve our goal of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Encouraging more women and particularly women of color to pursue careers in STEM fields requires coordinated collaboration and a…