The demographics of IT professionals at Duke show that Duke has around twice the number of women in its ranks than Facebook or Google have. The same holds true for racial statistics. This is terrific, it shows we’re way ahead of the industry as a whole. The problem is that the percentage of women in the IT workforce at Duke is around 30%. The story is similar when you look at race statistics, etc.
The DiversifyIT committee grew out of a discussion group that met at TechExpo several years ago. The committee seeks to further the conversation about all sorts of minority and underrepresented groups, ranging from LGBTQ+ to disabilities, etc.