Cedric Brown thinks we can all learn a lot from Harriet Tubman.
Project Include’s newest board member says that change is made by those who are willing to take risks.
When Brown was invited to join the board of Project Include, he was excited — and a little bit daunted. It was a “huge honor,” he explains, to be the first man to join a team full of powerful women trying to change Silicon Valley’s approach to diversity and inclusion.
“At first I was a little bit afraid,” Brown explains. “These founders are such fantastic women, bringing this really rich experience to the table, and they’ve started something that is enormous. I asked myself: Am I up to the task?”
Moguldom editor’s note: Project Include is a community for accelerating meaningful, enduring diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. It’s a nonprofit with a mission to give everyone a fair chance to succeed in tech. Project Include uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion.
Launched in 2016 by eight women from the tech industry, the Project Include founders include Ellen Pao, an investment partner at Kapor Capital who has become a symbol of the debate over Silicon Valley’s sexist culture.
Pao sued her former employer Kleiner Perkins, a prominent venture capital firm, for gender