Bridging the GAP

We build too many walls and not enough bridges. The Technology Association of Georgia is launching Bridge Builders to remove the walls impeding progress and diversity in Georgia. Bridge Builders is a Social Justice & Equity initiative designed to bring the technology and business community together to drive change.

Let's Close the Chasm in Georgia

#6 Ranking in start-up opportunity

1%

Black-funded or led tech start-ups

<5%

Black-owned businesses

23%

Black tech workforce vs. 32% of population

<8%

Percent of Black managers in tech

The Bridge to More Inclusion

The goals are clear and attainable. Bridge Builders aims to create a more equitable technology workforce representative of our population. Specifically, in the next five years, Bridge Builders wants to advance 1,000 Black people in technology careers over the next 5 years through:

 

  • Helping people gain the right skills

  • Connecting entrepreneurs with needed resources

  • Promoting career paths in technology

 

Bridge Builders will advocate for minorities to achieve higher level management and executive jobs through TAG member companies, public advocacy, and programming.
Additionally, the initiative aims for more diverse membership in all TAG boards, societies, committees, and task forces with a goal of 25 percent of people from diverse backgrounds by end of 2023.

Get Involved

 

Underwrite the Program

Mentor and Connect

Advocate and Promote


Breaking Ground

  • Increase TAG scholarship fund by $100,000 for the next 5 years
  • Advocate for minorities to achieve higher level management and executive jobs
  • Facilitate introductions of Black entrepreneurs to TAG members and corporate leaders
  • Diversify membership in all boards – TAG and Societies, committees and task forces

Become a Bridge Builder

Whether you’re a leading Georgia technology company or a mid-sized growth company looking to make an impact at this critical juncture, you can Become a Bridge Builder.

Founding Investor

  • $20,000+ per year for 3 years*
  • Recognition as a founding member of Bridge Builder charter
  • Seat on advisory board
  • Logo on website, promotion materials

Impact Investor

  • $10,000+ per year for 3 years*
  • Member of Bridge Builder charter
  • Logo on website on program material

Contributing Investor

  • $5,000+ per year*
  • Member of Bridge Builder charter
  • Name on program material

* Multiple year commitments are reviewed annually

TAG's Commitment to SJ&E

Let’s Ensure:

  • Black tech entrepreneurs participate fully in Georgia’s growth economy
  • Georgia’s technology workforce reflects state’s overall workforce
  • Black tech professionals advance into managerial and senior leadership positions

Stacie Hagan

TAG SJ&E Taskforce Co-Chair

Michael Sullivan

TAG SJ&E Taskforce Co-Chair

Rebecca Brubaker

TAG Contact

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