Studies show that companies that prioritize more diverse and inclusive workforces elevate the effectiveness of their businesses, the satisfaction of employees and their overall success. It’s a foundation that CompTIA’s Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity community strives to teach.
But for many individuals of color, achieving success in the tech industry began with help from elsewhere first—words of wisdom and guidance passed down from parents to children, professors to students, bosses to underlings. Indeed, mentorship has been an important ingredient to the success of many minority CompTIA members.
We asked several African American members to speak about their mentorship experiences—who was important to them as they started their tech careers, and why it’s important to inspire the next generation into the tech workforce.