We envision a world in which women and BIPOC in technical fields are proportionately represented and equitably compensated throughout the professional ranks in industry, academia, and the public sector.
We aim to increase the participation, persistence, and advancement of women and BIPOC in technical fields to achieve this vision.
We work to promote equitable participation as benchmarked against the participation of men in the tech industry, with regard to:
- Career longevity
- Career progression (attainment of senior-level positions of leadership)
- Career pathways (strengthening the “pipeline” into technical roles and leadership positions)
- Career recognition (equal compensation and advancement opportunities; awards; corporate and editorial board seats)
Interdisciplinary research findings will guide our work in:
- Advocating the adoption of meaningful diversity metrics by the tech industry
- Cultivating leadership skills and social acumen among women and BIPOC in engineering and computer science
- Increasing the visibility of female role models and facilitate mentorship of female students
- Enhancing awareness of implicit bias and promote effective interventions
- Paving new pathways to technology careers.
Women In Tech: Addressing the Root Causes of Attrition Report by Virginia Smith and Dr. Gitanjali Swamy University of California, Berkeley
Origin of the EDGE in Tech Leadership Roundtables (formerly Women in Tech Leadership Roundtable):
Women in Technology: How a Handful of Leaders in Tech are Taking Matters into Their Own Hands by Virginia Smith
Visit the Roundtable page for the latest reports.