Canadian Manufacturing

EP&T: A blueprint to bring more diversity and women of colour to technology

by EP&T   

Human Resources Manufacturing

Results from research, survey sheds new light on a systemic problem

Bertina Ceccarelli, Chief Executive Officer of NPower – a nonprofit technology training program.

Companies around the world seek diversity at all levels of their workforce, but few know how to achieve it.

Two years ago, our technology training nonprofit, NPower, with operations in the US and Canada, set out to identify some of the obstacles women of colour face in launching new careers in technology. We wanted to hear directly from women of colour about their experiences during our program and upon entering the technology workforce. At the same time, we also wanted to understand the ways in which other training providers, investors, policy makers and the business community could improve efforts to recruit and retain young women of colour.

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