PLEASE JOIN THE PROGRESSIVE POLICY INSTITUTE & GEORGETOWN CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
FOR AN EVENT ON
The Tech Jobs Boom and Diversity: A Good News, Bad News Story
Wednesday, June 17
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
PPI Media & Conference Center – 5th Floor
1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Breakfast will be served
Featuring Keynote Speaker FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
A recent Progressive Policy Institute report, titled Tech Opportunity for Minorities and Women: A Good News, Bad News Story, found tremendous job creation in tech occupations since the economic recovery began in 2009. In fact, for college-educated workers, tech created almost as many jobs as healthcare from 2009 to 2014. According to PPI’s research, college-educated blacks and Hispanics have benefited greatly from the tech jobs boom, but women have been left behind.
Please join the Progressive Policy Institute and Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy for a discussion on the political and economic impacts of these findings. Our panel of experts will address questions, such as: Does tech-driven growth increase diversity on the national and local levels? Should colleges steer science-minded female students away from healthcare and toward tech? How can existing federal programs, such as Lifeline, be reformed to help connect our country’s youngest students to better educational opportunities in STEM fields?
9:00 a.m. — Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:10 a.m. — Keynote by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
9:40 a.m. — Presentation of Tech Opportunity Paper by PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel
9:45 a.m. — Moderated Panel on the Tech Jobs Boom and Diversity
Chanelle Hardy, Chief of Staff to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
Dean Garfield, President and CEO of Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
Ralph Everett, Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
Diana Carew, Economist and Director of the Young American Prosperity Project, PPI
Larry Downes, Author and Project Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
Can’t make it? Follow the Conversation on Twitter: #TechOpportunity @PPI #GTownPolicy @GeorgetownCBPP