Leaders of the tech industry have a lot of work to do to undo exclusionary hiring practices and to transform harmful workplace climates that are preventing women and people of color from entering into and succeeding in this industry. At many leading technology and social media firms, Black people and Latinos comprise low single digit percentages — sometimes only 1% or 2% — of all employees.

Open MIC is working with investors to push tech companies to increase racial and gender diversity across staff and company leadership. Recently, investors have made strides in demonstrating to companies their commitment to creating a tech industry whose workforce and leadership fully reflects the diversity of our country: