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Date and Location

February 5, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


What Companies Should Know About Rebooting Their Corporate Policies for Impact with Dwana Franklin-Davis Photo

​Reboot Representation rolled out their second report, System Upgrade, in August 2023 focused on what Black, Latina, and Native American women say they must have to be effectively recruited, retained, and advanced in their tech careers. In this seminar, Reboot Representation CEO Dwana Franklin-Davis will discuss the System Upgrade report, a practical and data-driven set of nine policies and practices to help untapped talent enter, thrive, and stay in the workforce, and help companies work smarter, not harder, for their current and future employees.

Dwana Franklin-Davis is the CEO of Reboot Representation. She is a collaborative and compelling visionary leading the Tech Coalition’s pooled philanthropic investments that enable Black, Latina, and Native American women to graduate with computing degrees by 2025 and lessen the diversity gap in tech. 

A lifelong technologist with a passion for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector, Dwana joined Reboot Representation in 2019 after working in IT, software engineering, and leadership positions for Mastercard, May Department Store Companies, and IBM. Based in New York City, Dwana holds a BS in Management from Purdue University, an MS in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Certificate in Project Management from Washington University in St. Louis.


This event is co-sponsored by the Malcom Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. 

Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Laura Botero at or 617-384-7575 in advance of the program.​​​

Speakers and Presenters

​Dwana Franklin-Davis, CEO of Reboot Representation