she++ is proud to support the Berkeley Startup Job Fair, which will take place on January 28th. The event is focused on diversity at startups. We are proud to support such an important initiative. To sign up yourself, click here.
The event is hosted by Localwise—a local job community—the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development, and NextSpace. The event also includes key community stakeholders such as the Kapor Center for Social Impact, Women Who Code, #YesWeCode, Lesbians Who Tech, Hack the Hood, and Telegraph Academy.
she++’s support of the Berkeley Startup Job Fair is part of a broader effort to increase diversity in the tech and startup industries. It’s alarming that at large tech companies only 29% of the employees are women and only 15% are black or hispanic (source). At startups, only only 8.3% of venture funding goes to women-led tech startups. The numbers fall to 1% for African-American led startups (source).
The Berkeley Startup Job Fair is one of many important steps to address this problem. While many forums address the problem through discussion, the job fair hits the heart of the issue: jobs.
she++ is proud to support diversity in the tech startup community by participating in the Berkeley Startup Job Fair. We hope you’ll join us!