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Hacking Tech’s Equity Gaps

Covid-19 and the acceleration of automation has put minority and low-income communities at risk of job displacement. Meanwhile, tech is still facing a massive talent shortage. Could a win-win solution lie in the virtual classroom? Join this panel of social entrepreneurs to learn how new education models can forge pathways to the tech economy for historically excluded groups.

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  1. Diagnose the structural issues that exacerbate tech’s equity and skills gaps.
  2. Evaluate educational models that show promise in preparing underrepresented students for tech careers.
  3. Collaborate on how to scale the most promising models to transform and democratize technical education.


  • Abigail Hess, Careers Reporter, CNBC
  • Michael Ellison, co-founder and CEO, CodePath.org
  • Vladimir Fedorov, VP, Engineering, Facebook


Carlos Zavala, Senior Associate, Whiteboard Advisors

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  • Tags: diversity & inclusion
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Converse
  • Track: Equity & Justice
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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