Technovation breeds diversity in tech through problem-solving apps

Despite impressive progress on many fronts, the rapid pace of technology’s advancements has not yet extended to the industry’s much-needed diversity efforts. Women still remain widely underrepresented in roles throughout the industry, specifically in leadership positions, according to a wide range of research reports.

While many companies are now working to promote inclusivity through changes in recruiting and company culture, one of the most successful methods for maintaining interest in science, technology, engineering and math among marginalized groups is through direct mentorship. The nonprofit organization Iridescent is working to provide that support for young women in tech through its Technovation program, which offers training and a scholarship program.