Dear Tech, We Can Do Better

July 9, 2019

MassTLC expands awards programme in hopes of increasing diversity in tech.

Massachusetts is the techiest state in the nation yet remains at about 70% white and male. Like many of you, MassTLC is committed to increasing diversity in the tech sector. But, as a sector, we could be doing better, and we need your help to get there. 

MassTLC has helped over 700 middle and high school girls from over 50 cities and towns get inspired and connected to tech over the past five years. We championed the economic impact of immigrants all the way to the US Supreme Court. We became the organization of record in 2015 to annually benchmark the participation of women and minorities in the MA tech economy.  

Looking back over the past ten years of our awards program, there has never been a year that we haven’t honored a woman in tech. Since 2016, we have been intentional about honoring leaders who advance diversity in tech with our annual Mosaic Award. In 2018, after being called out for a lack of women in our executive categories, we took immediate action to remedy the situation and overhauled much of the program.   

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