TrustRadius Publishes Landmark Research on People of Color in Techby GDN Shared Post November 11, 2020
TrustRadius announces the first annual People of Color in Tech Report — a timely and necessary study that addresses the lack of diversity in the tech industry.
Austin, TX — TrustRadius, the most trusted customer review platform for business technology, celebrates the publication of the first annual People of Color in Tech Report. The report presents crucial new data on representation, leadership, funding, and unconscious bias in the tech industry, and is designed to help create a more equitable future.
1,207 tech professionals participated in the first annual People of Color in Tech survey. 53% identified as people of color. With over 25 brand new statistics, detailed analysis, and exclusive interviews with tech leaders, the People of Color in Tech Report help address the lack of research on marginalized populations in the tech industry.
“This report is deeply personal to me,” says TrustRadius Founder and CEO Vinay Bhagat. “I’m a first-generation immigrant, and a person of color (of Indian descent). I am, however, privileged. I haven’t faced the barriers Black and Latine people experience in the U.S. As a CEO, recent events and this report have caused me to evaluate my own company and make crucial changes. This report clearly demonstrates that tech companies need to do more to drive diversity. It also demonstrates that there is very real prejudice and unconscious bias that people of color face in the workplace.
“As the Founder of a platform trusted by millions of technology professionals, I feel a duty to use our platform for good,” Bhagat continues. “The TrustRadius People of Color in Tech Report is one way we are trying to make a difference. I want to thank all the survey participants, and also the tech leaders and professionals who took the time to share their stories with us. I hope that you find this report thought-provoking. More importantly, I hope it stimulates conversation and change.”
TrustRadius is also committed to making internal changes to prioritize diversity. As a thank-you to survey respondents, TrustRadius made a donation to the nonprofit organization Code2College, and 25% of the TrustRadius team signed up to volunteer. TrustRadius also completed a series of workshops on unconscious bias, led by CEO Vinay Bhagat. The company has committed to ongoing Diversity & Inclusion efforts in 2021 and beyond.
The 2020 People of Color in Tech Report aligns with TrustRadius’ mission to increase transparency, respect, and humanity in the tech industry. This is the most recent installment in TrustRadius’ series of major research projects, which includes the annual Women in Tech Report and the B2B Buying Disconnect.
TrustRadius is the fastest growing, most trusted customer review platform for business technology. Each month, over 1 million B2B technology buyers use in-depth reviews on TrustRadius.com to make informed purchasing decisions. Headquartered in Austin, TX, TrustRadius was founded by successful entrepreneurs and is backed by Mayfield Fund, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Next Coast Ventures.