According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of math and computing-related jobs are projected to increase by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020 and have a median annual wage of $73,720 in 2010. Yet many women and minorities are not seeking these lucrative careers. In fact, women hold only 26 percent of professional computing positions.
TechCrunch.com, a leading technology media publication, recently applauded Bradford and nine other men who are “working to get and keep more women in technology.” Ruthe Farmer, the author of the article, is the chief strategy and growth officer at the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the information technology field.
Bradford actively encourages minorities and women to pursue technical fields of study. Through summer camps for high school students, conferences for women in information technology fields and awards that recognize aspiring IT students, Bradford encourages minorities and women to pursue careers in the field of information technology.