Julie Flapan, Director of the CS Equity Project, co-wrote an op-ed about the need for diversity in the technology field.
“Our nation is facing a pivotal moment to examine and address historic inequities and create an equitable, inclusive and effective economic future for our nation. We need the contributions of all students, especially low-income students, students of color, and girls, in the technology sector and the broader technology-driven economy. Expanding participation in technology will benefit our nation’s ability to create new products and solutions, improve entrenched societal challenges, and address negative effects of technology–from algorithmic bias and privacy issues to income and wealth inequality. Our students deserve our investment. Let’s ensure all students are prepared to power our nation’s technology-driven future”