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The Root Institute


Correcting Diversity & Inclusion
in Blockchain & Fintech


Tech Funding Gaps

Reports from The Kapor Center and Digital Undivided show women of color tech founders make up only 4%. And only 1 percent of venture capitalists are black women. However, the number of startups founded by black women has also increased 2.5 times from 2016 to 2018, jumping from 84 to 227. Funds collectively raised by black women founders increased from $50 million in 2016 to nearly $250 million in 2017.


Tech Hiring Gaps

Despite diversity initiatives aimed at hiring more underrepresented minorities in tech, there are now fewer black women in tech than there were 10 years ago. Between 2007 and 2015 there was a 13% decrease in the number of black women professionals. When it comes to tech leadership positions, Black women make up less than 0.5 percent.

Low numbers of women of color can also mean missed economic opportunity for a chunk of the population that's projected to make up the majority of women by 2060. Tech and IT jobs are some of the fastest-growing, highest-paying jobs out there. And that's not to mention the chance to help shape burgeoning technologies that will impact the future.


Emerging Leaders Fellowship

Our flagship career development programs provide training and support to professional black women navigating careers in blockchain and fintech industry.

Girls Who Blockchain

Our summer and afterschool initiatives inspire and educate the next generation of diverse and inclusive blockchain and fintech leaders.

Speaking Showcase

We have experienced speakers who can help diversify your conference, events and projects. From tech to social impact, our speakers can add tremendous value.

Talent Pool

Organizational supporters can access our talent pools to develop employees in areas that align with company competencies and values instead of focusing on developing specific position skills.

Our community initiative that helps develop a global ecosystem on a tactical level through local chapter meetings and regional events.

Get first access to our member's brilliant ideas and innovations ready for investment, bringing global digital and financial transformation to the forefront.

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