7 Ways to Enrich the Tech Industry

It’s no secret that the tech industry has a diversity problem. The LA Times recently stated that only 15% of the people working in technical roles are women. Worse, 56% of those women will leave the industry due to harassment, fewer advancement opportunities, and lack of female mentorship. Things are even worse for ethnic minorities: a mere 2% of tech workers in Silicon valley are Black, and only 3% are Latino. The statistics for people belonging to the LGBTQ community are all but impossible to quantify. This lack of representation is not just a problem from a moral perspective, it’s simply bad business.

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Aleen Simms

I joke that I was raised to be a geek. I have a podcast, Less Than Or Equal, where I talk to people in geeky spaces about the things they love. From time to time, I’m involved with other podcasts and write in other places. You can learn about those on the Elsewhere page. I love the smell of musty books, new electronics, and freshly brewed coffee. My husband and two cats are pretty okay, too.

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