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Consumers To Creators - Affecting Diversity in Tech

Reposted from LinkedIn

A week ago I had the privilege to sit on a panel for The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) TECH 2020, in cooperation with the Congressional Black Associates (CBA) called “Cracking the Code: Getting a Job in Tech”, during the panel conversation the question was asked about one thing that I felt was critical for the audience to understand and try and change. My response was not very original, “We need to change from Consumers To Creators”. We over index in social media yet are not creating in the space, we lack the Social Capital to support a large network of wealth and connections to help fund or get our concepts built so we need to look outside of our network for support and therein lies a new set of challenges.