Multiple chapter leaders of the tech education nonprofit in cities across the county, many of them allies, stepped down in protest.
Chapter leaders of Girl Develop It, a national tech education nonprofit, in Wilmington, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and Oakland, among other cities, have stepped down because of diversity and inclusion negligence.
The latest: Philadelphia's chapter leader, Susan Nieman, who resigned with an open letter on Tuesday:
"With no substantive change, this organization will continue along the same path: harming the marginalized people that they claim to be supporting and devaluing the mission statement, which harms the entire community. I cannot continue to support or promote an organization that fails to address issues of institutional racism with the sense of urgency that these matters deserve."