Tech Compact for Social Justice
MassTLC has been benchmarking and reporting on the demographic make-up of the Massachusetts tech sector, specifically focusing on race, ethnicity, and gender, since 2015. The Council created a board-level Executive Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee (EDISC) in 2018 to address the lack of progress being made toward the Council’s mission of developing a more inclusive tech ecosystem.
Since the death of George Floyd, our EDISC has been meeting weekly to listen, hold difficult conversations, and thoughtfully consider options for how the industry can come together to create meaningful change and demonstrate leadership in diversity, inclusion and social justice.
From day one, the EDISC felt it was important that we not simply release a statement or letter of support, but rather come together as a community and commit to meaningful change. We recognize that Boston and the tech industry have not done enough to support and encourage inclusion of black, Latinx and Indigenous people, and, by joining the Tech Compact for Social Justice, we commit to making the Massachusetts tech industry more welcoming and inclusive.