EDGE in Tech Initiative

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute - Women in Tech Initiative

The EDGE in Tech Initiative at the University of California (EDGE in Tech) is committed to addressing the challenges faced by women and other underincluded identities in engineering and computer science fields by serving as a trusted center and resource that integrates research with action. 


The EDGE in Tech Initiative (formerly the Women in Tech Initiative) envisions a world in which underincluded communities are proportionately represented and equitably compensated throughout the professional ranks in the tech industry and academia. To get there, we are preparing the next generation of technologists, supporting data-driven diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) research, and engaging corporate partners.

Diversity, equity and inclusion in the technical workforce at all levels enhance collective intelligence and innovation. An information-based society thrives with a vibrant intellectual ecosystem. Industry benefits financially, and technologists enjoy career longevity sustained by personal and professional satisfaction. The initiative brings together faculty, staff and students from a range of disciplines and multiple campuses to work in partnership with executives, board members, investors, entrepreneurs and career technologists in the technology industry — all committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable environment for all in technical fields.



Jill Finlayson
CITRIS Innovation Hub Managing Director