By Larry K. Williams, TAG President and CEO

On Monday, we celebrated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., honoring his vision for a more just society for all. While we reflect on the progress that has been made toward realizing his dream, we also recognize that there is still work to be done to achieve true equality in Georgia and beyond. 

Dr. King’s message is as relevant today as it was back then and it is our collective responsibility to bring his vision to life. We, at TAG, have an important role to play.  

As you know, we launched our Bridge Builders initiative just a few months ago. As such, our main goal is ensuring Black technology entrepreneurs participate fully and equitably in Georgia’s growth economy with unimpeded access to the resources and opportunities equivalent to non-black entrepreneurs.​ And, I am proud to say that we are well on our way to creating a more equitable technology workforce that is representative of Georgia’s overall population. 

And, by the end of this year, we aim to achieve even more diverse membership in all TAG boards, societies, committees and task forces, so as to uplift and include all voices.  

As we honor the legacy of Dr. King, let us strive to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. There is no doubt that building an inclusive workforce requires ongoing effort and commitment, and I encourage you to visit our website to learn how to get involved.