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Posted by Caroline Kazmierski, Director, Communications and Marketing on May 7, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Earlier this year, SIA Chairman and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a major announcement launching Intel’s Global Diversity and Inclusion initiative. The initiative provides $300 million for support of women and under-represented minorities (URM), a strong leadership move and financial commitment to increase the number of women and URMs in tech.

While it’s not a new issue, diversity in tech has received increased attention over the last six months. It was a topic of discussion at the most recent SXSW, it’s a featured article in the May edition of Fast Company, and a quick Google search of news items on “diversity in tech” yields over 3 million results. This topic is gaining momentum as more tech companies seek to address the challenge.

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Topics: technology, diversity