Creating Quality Jobs for All in Washington’s Tech Sector provides an illuminating profile of the Tech sector, a major driver of economic growth and wealth generation. But who has access to these economic benefits, and who does not?
Our paper addresses this core question by calling out the structural and institutional inequities within the tech sector that limit opportunities for career growth and achievement for women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, immigrants, and refugees.
These inequities are perpetuated by ongoing institutional sexism, racism and poverty in society and have created barriers to equal employment opportunities. This paper proposes achievable economic and workforce policy recommendations to address these problems.