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Monday, March 10 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Diversifying the Tech Workforce

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Every month, the tech industry adds about 9,600 jobs to the U.S. economy. By 2018, it will have added another 1.2 million new jobs, boasting an average salary of $78,000. But women make up just 22% of the computing workforce, and Latino and African-American workers each make up less than 5%.
Youth from under represented groups are in critical need of access to 21st Century skills for success. This panel features leaders of organizations working towards diversifying the technology workforce: Laura Weidman-Powers - Code2040, Kristen Titus - Girls Who Code and Ryan Seashore -CodeNow. Moderated by Jim Shelton, Acting Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.

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Freada Kapor Klein

PartnerKapor Capital
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Laura Weidman Powers

Co-Founder, Exec DirCODE2040Laura is the co-founder and Executive Director of nonprofit CODE2040, which creates pathways to success in the innovation economy for Blacks and Latino/as. She brings to this work a background in entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, youth development... Read More →

Jim Shelton

Acting Deputy Secretary of EducationUS Department of Education

Monday March 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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