A Jeffersonian Dinner


Challenging the Skills-Gap

and the Diversity-Gap in

Cybersecurity and Technology


September 14, 2017


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The skills-gap facing America’s cybersecurity sector has inspired senior-level executives to re-think company hiring and retention strategies to strengthen the future workforce. 

By 2020: 

  • an estimated 1.5 million cybersecurity jobs will remain unfilled; 
  • Increasing threats to American companies demand a trained cyber workforce to address these new challenges
  • The skills gap will leave behind 20 billion in annual revenue.
  • Thousands of remarkable, creative minds from overlooked communities remain untapped resources capable of driving the new collar workforce.


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Amanda D'Annucci-Kean: akean@perscholas.org. 

Diverse by Design thanks JPMorgan  Fractal Industries Inc for their generous sponsorship supporting Diverse by Design. 

This fall, you are invited to a Jeffersonian-style dinner, convening senior technology executives in an intimate conversation that will address these issues. The conversation will elevate alternative hiring pipelines and retention strategies that focus on creative, local talent from overlooked communities representative of the future for America's tech workforce. 

What is a Jeffersonian Dinner? 

What is Diverse by Design?

About Per Scholas and ITSMF

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