Latinx Leadership Awards 2022: “It’s not enough that our workforce is diverse,” said Peter Leroe-Munoz, “The men and women making decisions have to reflect that as well.”
Bitwise Industries, a digital cluster located in Fresno, is expanding to five locations. Individuals from underserved neighborhoods are trained for careers in the industry by the company. Last year, Bitwise received a $50 million Series B round, putting the company at over $200 million.
According to a new research issued today by the Kapor Center in collaboration with the NAACP, the tech industry is still failing to diversify its talent pipeline and is even regressing in some areas. According to the report State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem, there was just a 1% growth in the presence of Black workers in technical roles at significant tech businesses between 2014 and 2021.