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Equality Starts With Education: Why the Tech Industry Should Help Lead the Way

Ed Surge – Ebony Frelix

“I am grateful for the opportunities that lead to my success and I’ve since made it my personal mission to help other children gain access to the education they need to succeed, regardless of where they live. It’s why I’ve made my career at, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, where I lead our education initiatives and partnerships with local districts and schools around the world. Today we are facing a unique challenge. The booming technology industry presents many exciting economic opportunities for the next generation. However, without access to the education and training needed to succeed in these new jobs, many risk being left behind. While computing jobs are likely to more than double by 2020, underrepresented minorities currently earn only 11% of engineering degrees and women earn only 17% of computer and information sciences degrees.”(more)

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