Barbara Lee addressed the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Tech 2020 session on Thursday at 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC.
This was the first Tech Talk ever conducted by the caucus on African American inclusion in the technology sector.
CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield and Co-Chair of the CBC Diversity Task Force Congresswoman Barbara Lee provided updates and next steps to implement the CBC’s technology vision.
Speaking on a panel of experts, CNN analyst and #YESWECODE founder Van Jones talked on “The Missing Link: African American Inclusion In Tech.”
The panel focused how the country can prepare more African Americans to enter STEM careers.
Those on the tech diversity panel included Jones, president of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of CRVIII.com; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs.