What Tech Companies Can Do to Become a Force for Inclusion

by Mark Muro and Andre Perry

New evidence and experiments provide some hope that tech can be a force for inclusion after all. For tech to live up to that potential, though, two things need to happen. First, everyone involved needs to recognize that tech jobs are more diverse in their requirements than most people think. For instance, as our research demonstrates, a large number of tech jobs don’t require a college degree. And second, the tech industry needs to partner with new and different institutions in order to make inclusion a priority. Partnerships with historically black colleges and universities are one promising avenue. Taken together, the reality of tech job descriptions and the potential of new partnerships offer real hope for improving inclusion. (Read the full article)