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Powered by Comcast, the Women of Color in Tech Tour brings together leading women in business and technology for thought-provoking conversations, networking, and connections. In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, the event showcased multicultural women in technology while exploring opportunities for minority women entrepreneurs to grow their entrepreneurial endeavors.
According to The Muse, only 28 percent of software jobs and 25 percent of IT jobs are held by women. Even more shockingly, women hold only 11 percent of executive positions in Silicon Valley and own only 5 percent of startups. Those numbers dwindle even lower when it comes to women of color. Moreover, Hispanic women make up less than 1 percent of tech leadership positions in the country and Black women make up less than 0.5 percent. While diversity in tech is a national issue, the Women of Color in Tech Tour highlights multicultural women entrepreneurs and tech leaders doing business in the STEM space that are currently challenging these figures.