What It Leaders Are Doing to Boost Blacks in Tech

Attuned to racial inequities and the benefits of diversity, some IT leaders are overhauling pipelines, rethinking retention, and encouraging Black IT pros to grow their networks and careers.
Mar 12, 2021 9:25 AM ET

Leaning in further

IT services company Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), which has 25,000 employees, “has had great success hiring Black talent in IT,’’ says Nathan Rogers, senior vice president and CIO. That said, “clearly, as a company, we need to continue to lean in further and not rest on past successes.”

One of the recent efforts SAIC made along these lines was to elevate Bridget Chatman to be the new vice president of inclusion, diversity, and corporate social responsibility a few months ago from her role as a senior director of business development.

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