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It’s time for us all to pick up the pace.

As tech leaders, we have been talking for years about the value of a more diverse and inclusive workforce: greater employee attraction and retention, better representation and connection with customers, better decision-making and financial performance, etc.

Yet the participation of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous tech workers has seen only modest improvement over time. As a community of tech employers, we need to become more intentional about attracting, hiring, developing, and advancing members of underrepresented communities into technical careers in all sectors and all leadership levels.

Racial Composition of Tech Occupations
In Massachusetts, only 5% of tech occupation workers are Black or African American, and 7% are Hispanic or Latino. —MTLC’s State of Tech Economy Report, 2019
The MTLC 2030 challenge aims to increase diversity in Massachusetts tech.

A call to action and leadership for greater, broader diversity

In order to put greater focus and intentionality around this issue, MTLC is putting forth The 2030 Challenge: to double the percentage of Black and Latinx workers in tech jobs in Massachusetts by 2030. This Challenge builds on our 2020 Challenge to create 100K net new jobs in tech over the past decade.

The 2030 Challenge is a call to action for the entire community – employers, lawmakers, educators, community groups, etc. – to help achieve this important goal. MTLC will benchmark ongoing progress against the 2030 Challenge goals, provide programming to help the tech industry reach them, and work with all stakeholders to support the initiative.