ASU+GSV Summit 2022: Dwana Franklin-Davis on more women of color in tech

Thought leaders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at the ASU+GSV Summit 2022

Tech companies with more diverse teams including Black, Latina, and Native women are more creative and more profitable, according to Dwana Franklin-Davis, CEO, Reboot Representation.

The organization aims to double – by 2025 – the number of women of color receiving computing degrees.

WorkingNation sat down with Franklin-Davis at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego.

“We are excited to be able to fund programs and initiatives that are in alignment, that have a community of support, that have other levers that are important, including scholarships.”

She says it’s important that young girls have exposure to tech career pathways during K-12. “We want to make sure that girls are able to be able to see themselves in the spaces they aspire to be or spaces they don’t even know that they can be. Often women and girls, especially in higher education. may be one of few in their computer science programs.”

“We’re creating a community where we can give information to professors, guidance counselors, and community leaders to help create awareness around what’s available and what opportunities are out there,” says Franklin-Davis.

Learn more about Reboot Representation.