The Color of Our Future Conversation Series

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In honor of Black History Month (February 2020) and Women’s History Month (March 2020), NCWIT celebrates the contributions of Black women and girls in computing by hosting a three-part virtual chat: “The Color of Our Future: An Online Conversation Series on the Empowerment and Inclusion of Black Women & Girls in Tech.” The series explores Black girls in K-12, Black women in postsecondary computing education, and Black women in the tech workforce. Each online discussion features a panel of experts who explore the advancement and inclusion of Black women and girls across the tech ecosystem.

This resource features key highlights from each conversation, and the accompanying slide deck for each talk.


Part 1 Thumbnail Conversation One: Black Girls in Computing (K-12)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 // PowerPoint | Video


Part 2 ThumbnailConversation Two: Black Women in Postsecondary Computing Education

Thursday, February 27, 2020 // PowerPoint | Video


Part 3 ThumbnailConversation Three: Black Women in the Technology Workforce

Thursday, March 12, 2020 // PowerPoint | Video


Part 4 ThumbnailConversation Four: Latinas Among the Stars

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 // PowerPoint | Video


Part 5 ThumbnailConversation Five: Keynote by Dwana Franklin-Davis

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 // PowerPoint | Video


This online conversation series is part of the broader NCWIT effort, The Color of Our Future, a thematic strategy that anchors NCWIT programs, initiatives, and research-based resources focused on broadening the meaningful participation of underrepresented women and girls of color (black, Latinx, and Native American) to positively impact the future of computing.

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