“On November 30, during National Entrepreneur’s Month, Mayor Bowser and DMPED released “Pathways to Inclusion,” the District’s first-ever report on the current state of inclusion in our tech economy.”
The ‘Pathways to Inclusion Report’ was cultivated from a commitment by Mayor Muriel Bowser and her Innovation Technology Inclusion Council (ITIC) to expand of the District’s innovation economy in a way that will serve as a national model for inclusion and diversity. This report is the first of its kind for the District, providing a roadmap to create an inclusive ecosystem where the tech and innovation economy can grow.
Specific goals have been set to achieve our vision of becoming the nation’s premier hub for technology inclusion; creating 5000 new tech jobs for underrepresented workers, creating 500 new tech businesses founded by underrepresented entrepreneurs and fostering the most inclusive culture among tech ecosystems on the East Coast. The set of recommendations outlined in this report was designed to provide direction for the District and its partners to carry out specific goals and ultimately its vision of building a national model for tech inclusion and diversity. All stakeholders in the city, including government, private industry, universities, and non-profit organizations have a role to play in creating and sustaining an inclusive innovation ecosystem.”
- The Download: The Pathways Scholarship - Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)
The Pathways Scholarship is the first of its kind initiative to create tech opportunities for under and unemployed communities in DC. By following the ideas outlined in the Pathways to Inclusion Report by Mayor Muriel Bowser, WDCEP and their partners aim to create opportunities for inclusive employment across the sector.