Together We Build: Intersectional Gender And Pay Parity In Tech


BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW: CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson shares top takeaways focused on driving change toward intersectional gender and pay parity for the tech industry coming out of vGHC 2020.

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Where to start? This was the question that opened the annual Grace Hopper Celebration several weeks back as it has been the topic leading millions of conversations on the pandemic, social justice, political unrest, natural disaster and more. In acknowledging the many trying moments of recent months, especially within the setting of a celebration, the focus became less about what one might expect to hear, and more about what needs to be said.
When it comes to achieving intersectional gender and pay parity around the world, let alone in the tech industry, figuring out where to start is an age-old question. It is especially difficult amid the passing of trailblazers like Fran Allen, Elizah Cummings, John Lewis, Katherine Johnson and of course, the notorious Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. These are people who lived their lives to the fullest, and in so doing, made the world a better place for everyone.

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