Let's Celebrate 2015 as a Year of Progress in Tech Inclusion

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Media Outlet: Slate

Following years of discussion that seemed to have left us spiraling around the same talking points and jargon, 2015 marked a change in how we think about fostering a more inclusive tech environment. For one thing, we have stepped away from talking about diversity and toward the more, well, inclusive tech inclusion. Along those same lines, 2015 was a year in which people grew frustrated with the frame of “women in tech” and shifted the focus toward inclusion of all underrepresented groups, not just (predominately white) women. With diversity on the wane, intersectionality and equity featured heavily in conversations about how to make workplaces more comfortable for people who aren’t young, white, male techies.  

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Brooke Hunter is chief of staff and director of Strategic Initiatives at New America’s Open Technology Institute.