In 2014, the Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion (“LICI”) completed its study into the challenges and impediments encountered by Latinos and African Americans pursuing careers in the Tech sector in California, and published its report, “Information communications Technologies Study” that same year.
In 2016, the First-Ever White House Demo Day was organized to showcase women and minority founders and leaders in technology. The event, along with President Obama’s call for action, sparked some major tech companies to announce new diversity initiatives. Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon have committed to improving their recruitment and hiring of women and minorities.
The LICI, through its powerful coalition of national Latino organization members, is the driving force and proactive voice for advancing Latinos into the world of software development, ICT professional, designer and tech entrepreneur in California.
The LICI seeks to accomplish its mission through a combination of education, information, mutual cooperation and partnerships with educators, corporate executives, the Latino community, academia and the Tech industry.
In 2016, in partnership with several national and state organizations, the LICI is launching the pivotal Latino Tech Summit, in Silicon Valley, a two-day conference designed to advance the relationships between tech companies, tech organizations and Latino professionals.
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