Earlier this year, a tech awards show grabbed headlines after Slack, a messaging app, won the award for Fastest Rising Startup. But it wasn’t the award itself that made national news — it was the Slack engineers who accepted it on behalf of the company: four Black women.
This might not seem remarkable in a country that is increasingly diverse, yet this act immediately conveyed a powerful message to an industry that has long-struggled to diversify its workforce.
The above excerpt was originally published in RealClearPolicy.
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