As reported by Fast Company, "over 41,000 people work at Google, Facebook, and Twitter but less than 2% of that workforce—only about 750 employees—is black" and notably, "the rest of the tech industry mirrors that trend with African-American representation at 5% overall." The article draws data from the The National Urban League's Digital Inclusion index "which finds that black America has 74.1% of white America’s benefits from the digital economy and shows how often people of color are getting a fair chance at upward mobility within the tech sector compared to their white counterparts." The Digital Inclusion Index demonstrates that "people of color are afforded access and opportunity to attain only three-quarters of the total pie in terms of knowledge growth, empowerment, and financial reward and that total share is built off a weighted comparison of three factors: Digital skills and occupations account for 35% of that share, with digital access being another 35%, and supportive digital policies worth 30% of the total." You can download the Digital Inclusion Index here.
The National Urban League is "a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities." Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.'s vision is to see Black women and girls live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist.