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IBM Partners With HBCUs As Part of $100M Initiative to Diversify Tech Workforce

The tech industry is tapping tomorrow’s future leaders for a powerful plan to innovate the space for all. Last week, Computer hardware company IBM (International Business Machines) announced a joint educational partnership with esteemed schools such as Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University for their new innovative plan of action. In an effort to develop its first Quantum education and research initiative for HBCUs, IBM has pledged a $100 million investment aimed toward driving more diversity and inclusion in the tech workforce, a press release reports. “We believe that in order to expand opportunity for diverse populations, we need a diverse talent pipeline of the next generation of tech leaders from HBCUs,” said Carla Grant Pickens, Chief Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer at IBM, in a statement . “Diversity and inclusion is what fuels innovation and students from HBCUs will be positioned to play a...

Sep 22, 2020