ABOUT THE PROJECT
We need to hold a mirror up within the tech community to see the reality of being a woman or person of color in tech.
SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION
Diversity in tech has been a hot topic since 2014 when numerous Silicon Valley companies publicly committed themselves toward building work forces that value equality and people from all walks of life. It was a major milestone. But after three years, the industry has next to nothing to show for its efforts.
These same companies have been allocating money to “solutions” to their “pipeline” problem, but those external facing projects have equated to nothing more than “Diversity Theater” — making it seem like they are trying to find solutions without applying the same standards, processes and efforts they apply to solving their customers pain points.
We are witnessing a potential tipping point in history where minorities will surpass Caucasians as the majority in the United States, yet our top businesses don’t reflect this change. Women already outnumber men, yet only hold 20 (or 4.0%) CEO positions at S&P 500 companies.
It is time to stop throwing dollars at Diversity Theater and start holding a mirror up within the tech world to say, “Maybe it’s not them. Maybe it’s us.”
Once we understand the real issues at play, we can start to develop real solutions.
We all know that tech is changing our world, but many of us have not even noticed who it has been leaving behind. This documentary aims to tell the story of the two sides of the tech coin and perhaps find our similarities, humanity, and the inherent good that lives in all of us, which will allow us to work together in creating opportunity, compassion, and acceptance for all. Tech has made us more distant, but perhaps we can explore ways that it can also help bring us together.>
GENRE Documentary Feature
PRODUCER Lisa Morales Hellebo, Teresa Sabatine
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