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A conversation on diversity in tech with Voto Latino


Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO Of Voto Latino writes in an msnbc.com op-ed that only 7% of all U.S. tech workers are Latino and 6% are African-American. 

Why isn’t the tech industry more diverse? And what can be done to increase the representation of minorities working in tech?

msnbc host Jose Diaz-Balart and a panel of expert guests held a Twitter discussion on Tuesday on diversity in the tech industry. The panelists were:

  • Anita Li, Editor, Mashable, @neeeda
  • Brianne Garcia, Director of Brand Products, Mic.com, @brianne_garcia
  • Vivek Wadhwa, Tech evangelist, author, and professor, @wadhwa
  • Wilmer Valderrama, Actor and Voto Latino Co-Chair, @WValderrama

Read on for a recap of the chat!