Philadelphia Leads the Nation in STEM Workforce Diversity

Technically Philadelphia contributor, Hector Dávila Jr., shared Smart Assets’ list of city rankings in STEM workforce diversity for 2019. There remains significant inequality along racial and gender lines in these types of jobs. Thought leaders, including TechGirlz founder, discuss these gaps and the work that still needs to be done. The full article was originally published on October 22, 2019, at the Philly webpage.

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The latest Census Bureau’s American Community Survey says that Philadelphia ranks second-best for diversity in STEM. Women comprise 37% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations. TechGirlz founder Tracey Welson-Rossman recognizes the value of this but believes more can be done to get us to number one!

“Based on the Women in Tech Summits in other cities, Philly has a very strong women-in-tech community. We still have a long way to go, though.”

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