The White House announced new and expanded platforms to improve inclusion and diversity within the start-ups. It focuses on investment, higher education, and entrepreneurship. Schools, tech companies, and schools pledged diversity commitments. This shows that the Obama administration passes the main responsibility to the private sector.
The American Society for Engineering Education is creating best practices in diversity and inclusion for more than 200 member universities. These participating schools have committed to foster diversity in their engineering programs. More than 30 investment firms and accelerators have committed to diversify access to capital. Xerox and Taskrabbit and 46 other tech companies have joined the Tech Inclusion Pledge. Thee latter have agreed to publish diversity metrics and recruitment goals.
That’s a lot of commitments to keep track of. But the White…