The tech industry is committed to combating systemic inequality while promoting a more just and inclusive society. Executive leaders at TechNet member companies are taking action to support a more inclusive space for employees, communities, and consumers. From investments in economic opportunity to supporting Black-owned businesses, see below for more information about how the tech industry is combating systemic inequality.

Tech Combats Systemic Inequality

Black Employees’ Lives Depend on Your Willingness to Change (Google, Uber, Zoom)

Develop and implement a plan, measure outcomes, and hold your leaders accountable for creating a more equitable and anti-racist work environment, write several executives.

Working from Home Poses Hurdles (Dell)

The transition to remote work has isolated Black and Brown employees, with the gap widening as some companies pause DEI programs due to COVID-19. CEO Action signatory Dell shares its solution with the New York Times.

Why D&I Remains Important in Maintaining an Inclusive Culture (Intuit)

“We always talk about diversity as a fact, but inclusion is a choice,” says Sasan Goodarzi, the CEO of Intuit in the Huffington Post.

How We’re Supporting Black-Owned Businesses (Facebook)

From the early days of the pandemic, Facebook has been listening to small businesses around the world and trying to do what we can to provide a lifeline.

Committing $10 Million to Economic Opportunity (AT&T)

AT&T committed an additional $10 million to create economic opportunities and foster upward mobility for Black and underserved communities who face long-standing social inequities and higher unemployment.

$2 million for Black Founders to Build a More Equitable Future (Google)

The Lost Art of Listening (GM)

Supporting Black and Diverse Communities (Facebook)

What’s New in Tech

Comcast Announces Multiyear Effort to Roll Out 1,000+ WiFi-Connected ‘Lift Zones’ in Local Community Centers Nationwide (Comcast)

As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast announced a multiyear program to launch more than 1,000 WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” in community centers nationwide. Read more here.

What We’re Saying

· TechNet Comments on New H1-B Visa Rule. Read the press release here.

· TechNet Opposes Tightening of H1-B Restrictions. (The Washington Post) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet Says Administration H1-B Overhaul Flouts Court’s Ruling.(Wall Street Journal) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet Responds to H1-B Visa Changes. (Law360) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet Denounces New H1-B Visa Regulations. (AFP) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet Says New H1-B Visa Rules Will Harm America’s Economic Recovery. (The Hill) Read this news feature here.

Before You Start Your Weekend

Small businesses make a big impact. Amazon is investing to help our independent partners reach more customers and grow their businesses so all Americans can have the opportunity to prosper. (Amazon)