MassTLC Social Justice Initiatives

MassTLC’s mission is to build an inclusive tech ecosystem in the region, and, more broadly, we want to help Massachusetts become a more inclusive and equitable state. Over the years, MassTLC has offered – and continues to offer – a number of initiatives to bring women and people of color into tech careers and to support them once they are in the industry. Below is a list of some of those initiatives along with our newest efforts, the 2030 Challenge and The Tech Impact for Social Justice.

Learn more about each initiative below or contact Sara Fraim at sara@masstlc.org for more information.  

MassTLC Social Justice Initiatives are underwritten by:

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The 2030 Challenge

  • The 2030 Challenge is a call to action for the entire community – employers, lawmakers, educators, community groups, etc. – to help double the percentage of Black and Latinx workers in tech jobs in Massachusetts by 2030. MassTLC will benchmark progress against the 2030 Challenge goals and create programming to support the initiative.

TECH COMPACT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

TALENT PIPELINE

  • MassTalent: online resource directory of workforce training, placement, and funding programs for underrepresented and non-traditional populations.
  • Technovation Challenge: building the tech industry talent pipelinve via an entrepreneurial coding competition for girls, aged 10-18

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Board Ready Bootcamp focused on preparing women, people of color, LBTQIA+, and other underrepresented tech leaders for boardroom roles
 

RESEARCH

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S GROUP

  • Company internal women’s group programming. Contact Nayla Daly (nayla@masstlc.org) for more information.
  • Online forum dedicated to women’s group topics (MassTLC members only)
  • MassTLC curates a list of local and national organizations that work to support women in various ways. To view that list, click here.

VISIBILITY

  • Mosaic Award: As part of the annual Technology Leadership Awards, MassTLC recognizes a leader who is making a significant impact in increasing diversity and inclusion in tech.
  • Innovation Women speakers bureau: MassTLC pays for member company employees’ to create speaker profiles for this database ($100/year/profile). Contact ruth@masstlc.org for more information.