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The tech world of tomorrow will look different. There will be more diversity: in gender, in background, in ways of thinking. It will be that way because of the important work we are doing here today.

Amita Shetty
Director, Break Through Tech Chicago

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Forbes: Innovating Across Sectors To Fuel Gender Equality In Tech: A Q&A With Renee Wittemyer

Break Through Tech Founder and Executive Director Judith Spitz sits down with Renee Wittemyer, Director of Program Strategy and Investment at Melinda French Gates' Pivotal Ventures, to talk innovation, gender equality in tech, and advice for women just starting out.

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On course for change

Devina Dhawan started Devi-Labs to see more women and nonbinary individuals pursue careers in tech. Read about what she believes will make the biggest difference in diversifying the field.

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Forbes: Unlocking The Transformational Value Of AI

Judith Spitz, Founder and Executive Director of Break Through Tech, shares advice with Forbes about how to "unlock" the transformational value of AI.

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