Kapor Center

The Kapor Center Uses Social Science to Explain Barriers and Make Recommendations Related to Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Kapor Center resources offer insight on how people from underrepresented backgrounds experience the tech ecosystem. They also provide actionable recommendations to  1) help tech companies build a diverse and inclusive workforce, 2) help investors create a portfolio of companies that are inclusive of diverse founders, and 3) position young people for careers in tech.

Girls and Women of Color in Computing (2018)  provides data to explain the state of girls and women of color across the computing pipeline.

The Leaky Tech Pipeline Report (2018) introduces the Leaky Tech Pipeline Framework, explores data on underrepresentation and barriers to diversity, and provides a roadmap for comprehensive interventions and solutions to increase racial and gender diversity across the tech ecosystem.

The Leaky Tech Pipeline is an interactive website that explains the complex set of structural and social/psychological barriers or “leaks” which occur across the length of the technology pipeline which contributes to the lack of diversity throughout the tech industry.

Tech Leavers Study (2017) explores why people voluntarily leave jobs in tech and found that workplace culture drives turnover, significantly affecting the retention of underrepresented groups, and costing the industry more than $16 billion each year.

What’s it like to be a female tech entrepreneur? (2018) presents findings from a pilot survey understand the experiences female founders in raising venture funding for their startups—specifically in relation to subtle and overt inappropriate behaviors including comments, assumptions, rudeness, and bullying and harassment.

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