Diversity and Inclusion


For several years the tech industry has been working to diversify its workforce. Today, women and traditionally underrepresented groups hold one-third of all tech jobs, according to CTA’s 2019 Economic Impact Study. However, despite the surge of tech jobs in the last three decades, the composition of the workforce hasn’t seen a shift. For example, the proportion of women in computing jobs has decreased by five percent between 1991-2017. For innovation to meet its fullest potential, different voices, backgrounds, genders, ethnicities and perspectives must be blended into the workforce.  

To advance positive change toward greater diversity and inclusion, CTA is committed to:

Investment

Investing $10 million in venture firms and funds focused on women, people of color and other underrepresented startups and entrepreneurs.

Partnerships

Partnering with programs to build and supply the STEM K-12 pipeline.

Diversity

Creating initiatives with organizations that focus on women and diverse communities in tech to ensure a diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Members

Working with member companies to highlight best practices that develop and support a more diverse and inclusive industry.

Finding solutions to diversity challenges requires engaging with all stakeholders. Through our growing leadership, engagement and support across the industry, we will help champion access to resources and opportunities for all.  

The ERG Experience

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) help create inclusive and innovative workplaces, and we welcome members of ERGs or staff member(s) dedicated to creating productive workplace cultures to have the opportunity to participate in the CES® experience, Jan. 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas. CTA created a new program called The ERG Experience to help expand the diversity of attendees and provide them engagement opportunities.

Words of Wisdom

To honor #WomensHistoryMonth, we asked some of our remarkable female leaders to reflect on their journeys and give advice to the next generation of female professionals.

Cindy Stevens, Sr. Director, Publications

"Study hard, travel the world and don't forget to enjoy the small moments of beauty every day."

Tiffany Moore, SVP, Political and Industry Affairs

"You don't have to have it all figured out. Work your plan and be prepared to take advantage of opportunity. If opportunity doesn't come, create your own."

Jean Foster, SVP, Marketing and Communications

"BE BRAVE, open and take every opportunity you are given. Even if it scares you, good things can and will happen."

Karen Chupka, EVP, CES

"TAKE CARE of yourself – you only get one you."

Riya Anandwala, Director, Industry Communications

"My words of wisdom – spend more time with family, it's more important than you think."

Irica Cheeks, Director, Membership Marketing

"My words of wisdom – don't give up; life is what you put in it. It's a mixed bag of hard work, determination, disappointment and sheer luck."

CTA Welcomed Harper Cuva and the Girl Boss Tour

Some of the CTA Staff had the privilege of meeting Harper Cuva on her Girl Boss Tour. The tour was started when Harper’s mother found out she had an advanced rare cancer and wanted to imbue her daughter with examples of female leaders.

CTA Staff members and Harper Cuva

Learn more about CTA's work in the following areas:

Apprenticeships
CTA Foundation
Workforce