Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.
Written by Carrie Ghose.
Over several years helping entrepreneurs start their first businesses, the majority black or other minorities, Kimberly Gayle became increasingly troubled by a trend.
“There was just not a lot of interest in technology companies,” she said. “Those jobs are increasing (but are) not available to women and underrepresented minorities.”
Gayle started this week as executive director of the Columbus expansion of i.c.stars tech boot camp, which takes a bite out of the gender and diversity gap in technology by training low-income minority workers for junior developer and other entry-level IT jobs ( apply here).
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Originally published October 5, 2016.