SXSW 2024

Big Tech’s Big Diversity Problem


A recent global survey of women and non-binary technologists conducted by found that 100% of respondents reported harassment in their workplace. What’s more, intentionally exploited communities – including Black, Latinx, Asian-Pacific Islander, Indigenous women, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ people – further experienced detrimental behavior and actions. Empowerment has been replaced by performative actions, creating a leadership gap and constant revolving door. What if we built a world where the tech we use and depend on daily was created by people who look like us and share our lived exp

Related Media

Other Resources / Information


  1. How do companies create Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) – programs and initiatives that are strategic, hyper-focused and success?
  2. How do companies provide support to diverse employees throughout their career journeys?
  3. How do companies build a culture where diverse and inclusive teams drive innovation and accelerate growth?



Brenda Wilkerson, Ceo & President, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Fireside Chat
  • Track: Tech Industry
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

Add Comments

comments powered by Disqus

SXSW reserves the right to restrict access to or availability of comments related to PanelPicker proposals that it considers objectionable.