Tech, Diversity, and the Latinx Tech Pipeline
October 12 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Thoughtworks is a proud supporter of the Latinx community, recognizing their contributions and celebrating their heritage during #HispanicHeritageMonth and throughout the year.
Since 2014, when big tech firms released their diversity numbers, the industry has been scrutinized for its role in creating opportunities for marginalized communities and fostering environments to retain these employees once they're working within the organizations. With AI and automation technology positioned to displace large numbers of workers, many of whom are disproportionately people of color, there has never been a more critical time to expand the pipeline into the tech industry. In this panel, we'll talk about this not just in terms of "equity," but in terms of making sure workers have the skills to adapt to an increasingly technological environment.
Panelists and Moderator
Thoughtworks, Chief Talent and Operating Officer
Thoughtworks, Experience Designer, Advocate for Diversity in Tech
Rewriting the Code, Student at Duke University
Rewriting the Code, Student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thoughtworks, People Support Generalist, Latinx ERG co-lead