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Tech Workforce Lacks Diversity

DigitalComputerAbstractMinorities are a small fraction of high-technology workforces, especially at the senior level in Silicon Valley, California, shows a recent study from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Minorities made up only 6.1% of technical men and 8.2% of technical women at high-tech companies in 2008.

Tech Workforce

Entry-level Mid-level High-level
Minority 8.3% 6.5% 5.6%
Non-Minority 91.7% 93.5% 94.4%
Out of total 100%
African American Men 0.4% 1.0% 1.8%
African American Women 4.6% 2.7% 1.6%

Source: Obstacles and Solutions for Underrepresented Minorities in Technology, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, 2009

— Carolyn M. Brown