BE BRAVA: A GLOBAL COMMUNITY FOR WOMEN OF COLOR IN DIGITAL TECH
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Brava: feminine of bravo; a celebration. Women of color are excluded from tech opportunity and representation, as “the tech industry is quite myopic when it comes to inclusion. The industry sees diversity and inclusion primarily as a human resource issue, but not a market opportunity. As a result, the industry tends to fund inclusion initiatives, and leaders, that focus more on assimilation into current systems rather than those with bold ideas for diverse market penetration and adoption” (#ProjectDiane Report via digitalundivided). Due to this disparity, representation of thriving women of color in tech isn’t sufficient. This work analyzes the inequity of representation of women of color within digital tech spaces. Additionally, establishing community through storytelling is vital to the continued evolution of inclusion and success in tech; therefore, an examination of three women of color’s stories, careers and experiences follows. BeBrava.com is the digital extension of this work and dedicated to the representation, empowerment and evolution of women of color in digital tech careers. Be Brava.