In New York, the tech sector—the city’s fastest growing industry— is 62% white, 9% black, 11% Latino and 16% Asian, according to a study by the Center for an Urban Future, and while efforts are underway to diversify the workforce pipeline, a comprehensive look at institutional practices from the beginning to end of that track is critical for addressing under-representation.

— New York City Council


Last week, the New York City Council hosted its second annual Digital Inclusion Summit, a day-long conference bringing together tech and government’s hardest-working drivers to build on a better future. While tech may be the fastest-growing sector, our government and our workforce have yet to catch up to the equity, organizational culture and processes behind a successful growth.

Together with speaker Mark-Viverito and other national corporations and organizations, Microsoft made a commitment to work on these issues moving forward, while presenting our own proposals for change and growth.

Here are some of the top tweets from the day:

Hello, New York! I’ve just joined the Microsoft Technology and Civic Innovation team, and I couldn’t be more excited. The last chapter of my career was incredible and I’m optimistic that this next one will be every bit as impactful. For the past year, as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, it’s been my tremendous […]

Join Microsoft’s Technology & Civic Innovation team as we celebrate our summer Civic Tech Fellows and the progress they’ve made in using technology for public good. Our team has spent the past several months working on useful tools and programs to support the field of civic tech. Come see what we’ve been up to, have […]