SXSW EDU 2023

2.6M Women of Color are Hiding in Plain Sight

Description:

Our nation needs a new Equation for Workforce Equality that helps to diversify the tech industry by prioritizing women of color. Command Shift, NPower’s Coalition, will present breakthrough research that reveals a first-ever strategy: tap into the 2.6 million women of color who are working in tech-similar jobs (electronic medical records specialist) and with more tech training, could attain pure tech jobs. This could not be possible without tech educators and paid corporate apprenticeship models


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Takeaways

  1. New ways educators, corporate leaders and other education- and labor-focused opinion leaders can focus on tech skills training for women of color
  2. Understand the fluctuating demand for skilled talent for the tech sector for entry level positions that might not require a college degree
  3. Understand the barriers diverse, skilled and nontraditional women face in accessing high-wage, high-growth jobs

Speakers

  • Candice Dixon, Director of Development, NPower
  • Timicka Anderson, Managing Director, Citi
  • Robert Vaughn, Head of the National Instructors Institute, NPower, NPower

Organizer

Candice Dixon, Director Of Development, NPower Inc.


Meta Information:

  • Tags: edtech, diversity & inclusion
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Equity & Justice
  • Session Focus Area Continuing Education
  • Level: Deep Understanding


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