"Recent studies show that only approximately 1% of tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are black. The 1% figure, however, doesn't mean there aren't black entrepreneurs and pioneers who have made noteworthy breakthroughs in the tech world."
"The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers helps students with disabilities successfully pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in computing fields."
AccessComputing "works to increase the capacity of postsecondary institutions and other organizations to fully include students with disabilities in computing courses and programs."
"ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field."
ACM-W "provides a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and works in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women."
Richard Tapia is a mathematician and professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Professor Tapia is recognized as a national leader in diversity and has delivered numerous invited addresses at national and international mathematics conferences, served on university diversity committees, and provided leadership at a national level.
"Apple Diversity Network Associations (DNAs) have existed for decades. These are groups where employees can make connections that create trust and a feeling of belonging. Where everyone can find community and feel supported." These DNAs include: African American Employee Association, Agnostic Community at Apple, Amigos@Apple, Apple Asian Association, Apple Christian Fellowship, Apple Indian Association, Apple Jewish Association, Apple Muslim Association, Apple Veterans Association, Pride@Apple, and Women@Apple.
"By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails."
"In 2011, women made up 47 percent of the workforce, but only 27 percent of those in computer jobs; Blacks accounted for 11 percent of workers overall, but only 7 percent in the computer science industry. Hispanics made up 15 percent of the workforce and only 6 percent of computer jobs."
This guide will help minority students understand why they should consider computer science, how they can explore and prepare before college, what to look for in a degree program, and how to afford a degree.
"Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment.
Our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives."
In 1965, Wilkes was the first person to design and work on a computer privately at home and is regarded as the first home computer user. She is remembered in the field of computer science for her contributions to both computer programming and hardware engineering.
"Microsoft is committed to increasing access to computer science education. Through our global YouthSpark initiative, we partner with nonprofit organizations, schools, governments and other businesses to make more computer science education courses, trainings and resources available."