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The Leaky Tech Pipeline

The Leaky Tech Pipeline framework and website are meant to increase understanding of the causes of disparities in the technology ecosystem, raise awareness about effective strategies and stages for intervention, and drive the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions.

Key findings include:

  • Low-income students and students of color are 12x less likely to have access to CS courses in their high schools.
  • Men earn 82% of Bachelor’s degrees in CS while women earn only 18%, and only 20% are Black/Latinx.
  • Just 1 in 10 employees across some of the largest and top-grossing tech companies are Black and Latinx.
  • Only 1% of venture-backed companies are started by a Black or Latinx founder; Less than 1 in 5 tech companies are founded by women.

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