Tech is booming even in the midst of a global pandemic. Many tech companies are achieving better-than-ever revenue and profits, sending tech stocks soaring. Salaries for tech executives and engineers are rising as well which creates a competitive marketplace for top talent. But this prosperity is not shared by all. In tech, women and people of color are underrepresented and under compensated. For those not in tech careers/companies pressures on rising costs of living squeeze tight margins even more. These disparities can significantly increase inequities for marginalized communities.
But all is not lost. With the proper mindset and tools, the tech community can both continue to achieve AND contribute to the social good. We are here to share ways that companies and individuals can give back.
In this discussion, moderators (and Austin civic/community leaders) Chelsea Collier and Jessica Sager will share programs and avenues to encourage your next steps. We also welcome the opportunities to add ideas and programs to this discussion. So get ready to get creative and help our community leapfrog the possible!