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.
This year, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®embarked on its first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Study to understand how the technology industry is incorporating diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives into their business models. We assessed companies’ strategic priorities and evaluated the challenges the technology industry faces in implementing changes to promote diversity and inclusion.
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.
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.