What is Sourcelist?
Sourcelist is a multicultural database of technologists and cross-cutting technology policy experts from diverse backgrounds. It is built on the principle that tech and technology policy stand to benefit from the inclusion of ideas, perspectives, and recommendations of a broader array of people. Its purpose is to connect influencers: journalists, conference organizers, podcasters, and others in identifying and connecting with expert sources beyond those in their existing networks.
What does Sourcelist do?
Sourcelist is designed to inspire the inclusion of new voices and unconventional thought leaders to inform and shape technology issues critical to our civic lives. Sourcelist seeks to eliminate one of the hurdles to inclusion: difficulty identifying experts of particular backgrounds to contribute to mission-critical technology policy conversations. Sourcelist is a user-friendly resource aimed at abolishing the all-too-common excuse that diverse experts are scarce and difficult to find. We invite you to rapidly search our diverse pool of experts by background or specialty. Include their voices on your panel. Invite them to contribute to your news story. Engage these diverse voices in the public discourse around technology policy in your forum.
Why did we build Sourcelist?
Technology policy embodies the fusion of Washington’s powerful influence and Silicon Valley’s disruptive innovations. But women and underrepresented genders face institutional barriers that forestall their full participation in the technology policy discourse. Recognizing these gaps and shortcomings, we dedicated the first Sourcelist database to Women+. Issues associated with underrepresentation have not gone unnoticed, and countless organizations have made meaningful progress: raising awareness and educating stakeholders on the importance of greater gender diversity. But critical gaps remain. Sourcelist seeks to help in the last mile of those efforts; it is a resource for those looking to put good intention into practice.
You need more diverse experts in technology policy. That includes Women+. Sourcelist has them.
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