In the wake of the social uproar following the height of the Black Lives Matter Movement , companies began taking action to call for change. Companies like Google, specifically, recognized racial bias and social equity were prevalent issues in the tech industry that needed to be solved. As of recent, they are continuing to combat these issues today with the announcement of Google Women’s Techmakers’ new campaign celebrating Black women in the tech industry. The campaign “Black Women in Tech” aims to encourage the future generation by sharing the success stories of Black women pioneers. “Black women are underrepresented in the tech industry, and their contributions are not widely acknowledged and celebrated. The ‘Black Women In Tech’ campaign will highlight the stories, experiences, and expertise of Black women in the American tech industry through things like community stories shared by Black women within and outside of Google,” Google shared in a press release.
Sep 2, 2021