Diversity & Tech Inclusion


Over the years, we’ve had the honor of hosting hundreds of creative professionals seeking to improve themselves and their teams by learning, sharing and making meaningful connections at our events. Throughout this time, we’ve consistently led the way by increasing inclusion and participation each and every year.

Speaker dinner at Web Afternoon Charleston

The objective of the Harbormark’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts is to facilitate attendance and participation by candidates from underrepresented groups in the technology and technology-related industries. Diversity ticket opportunities are available primarily for (but not limited to) persons within a daily commute of the conference locations.

The Lack of Diversity, and Underrepresented Groups in Tech

At most technology and technology-related events, women and minorities are ‘in short supply‘ 1.  Harbormark chooses to proactively tackle this state of affairs.  Underrepresented groups include:

  • Women,
  • People of color.

Population of Computer Science Majors by Race / Ethnicity, 2015 – 2016

Source: Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System

1 USA Today – Tech: Where the women and minorities aren’t