Reboot Representation


12 Sep: Best Buy, Melinda Gates, tech leaders to fund opportunities for women of color

Best Buy has joined Melinda Gates and a group of leading technology companies on a mission to double the number of underrepresented women of color (black, Latina and Native American) who earn computing degrees by 2025.

While women are severely underrepresented in the tech industry, the situation is particularly grim for women of color. In a study released today, Melinda Gates and McKinsey & Company report that the share of black, Latina and Native American women receiving computing degrees has declined from 6 percent to 4 percent over the past decade

Now the newly formed Reboot Representation Tech Coalition brings Best Buy together with Adobe, Applied Materials, BNY Mellon, Dell, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oath, Qualcomm, Symantec and Melinda’s investment and incubation company, Pivotal Ventures, to invest $12 million to create opportunities for women of color.