TRANSFORM TECH. IMPROVE OUR FUTURE
PRE K-12 High Education Tech Workforce Entrepreneurship Prek-12 Higher Education Entrepreneurship Tech-Workforce Close PRE K-12 Computer Science Digital Divide Experienced Teachers Enviromental Cues Extracurricular Programs Role Models School Funding And Resources Stereotypes About Computer Science Stereotype Threat
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND STEM COURSEWORK
Close Computer Science
THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Close Digital Divide
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS
Close Experienced Teachers
EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
Close Enviromental Cues
ENVIRONMENTAL CUES
Close Enviromental Cues
ROLE MODELS AND MENTORS
Close Role Models
SCHOOL FUNDING AND RESOURCES
Close School Funding
STEREOTYPES ABOUT COMPUTER SCIENCE
Close Stereotypes About Computer Science
STEREOTYPE THREAT
Close Stereotype Threat Close Barriers To Access Academic Preparations Campus Climate Stereotype Threat Environmental Cues Curriculum Alignment Wealth Inequality Internships Pathways Role Models Stereotypes About CS/STEM
ACADEMIC PREPARATION
Close Academic Preparations
CAMPUS CLIMATE
Close Campus Climate
STEREOTYPE THREAT
Close Stereotype Threat
ENVIRONMENTAL CUES
Close Environmental Cues
CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT AND RELEVANCE
Close Curriculum Alignment
WEALTH/INCOME INEQUALITY
Close Wealth Inequality
INTERNSHIPS AND WORKFORCE PATHWAYS
Close INTERNSHIPS PATHWAYS
ROLE MODELS, MENTORS, AND PEER NETWORKS
Close Role Models
STEREOTYPES ABOUT STEM/CS ABILITY
Close STEREOTYPES ABOUT STEM/CS Close Barriers To Access Pay Inequality External Stressors Bias In Hiring Stereotype Threat Bias in Advancement Social Capital Workplace Culture
PAY INEQUALITY
Close Pay Inequality
EXTERNAL STRESSORS AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Close External Stressors
BIAS IN HIRING
Close Bias In Hiring
STEREOTYPE THREAT
Close Stereotype Threat
BIAS IN ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Close Bias In Advancement Opportunities
SOCIAL CAPITAL AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
Close Social Capital
WORKPLACE CULTURE AND TURNOVER
Close Workplace Culture Close Barriers To Access BIAS IN INVESTMENT Culture and Climate Education and Career Generational Wealth Social Networks Stereotype Threat
BIAS IN INVESTMENT DECISIONS
Close Bias in Investment
CULTURE AND CLIMATE
Close Culture and Climate
EDUCATION AND CAREER PATHWAYS
Close Education and Career Pathways
GENERATIONAL WEALTH
Close Generational Wealth
SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SOCIAL CAPITAL
Close Social Networks
STEREOTYPE THREAT
Close Stereotype Threat
"GENIUS IS EVENLY DISTRIBUTED BY ZIP CODE.
OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS ARE NOT."
MITCH KAPOR
The Lack of Diversity in Tech
Understanding
the Tech Leaky Pipeline

The tech talent pipeline starts early with the development of math and computational thinking skills and building interest in computing fields...and so do disparities in access and outcomes.

In higher education, a variety of barriers affect the preparation, interest, motivation, and persistence of students in computing, resulting in wide gaps by gender and race/ethnicity in Bachelor’s degree completion.

Biases in recruiting, hiring, retention and workplace culture contribute to substantial racial/ethnic and gender disparities in the tech workforce.

Cumulative economic barriers and biases in entrepreneurship pathways affect the opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs to launch products and companies and invest in revenue-generating and social impact ventures.

Diversity + Equity. The Future of Technology.
Accelerating Diversity in Tech.
About the
Pipeline
The Leaky Tech Pipeline framework and website are meant to increase understanding of the causes of disparities in the technology ecosystem, raise awareness about effective strategies and stages for intervention, and drive the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions. LEARN MORE
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