Students walk through a gate on the Harvard University campus. In a recent complaint, dozens of groups have alleged that the school's admissions process holds Asian-American applicants to an unfairly high standard. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Tristan Walker founded Code2040, an internship program designed to bring Latino and black engineering undergrads to Silicon Valley. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Brooke Hammerling, the founder of Brew Media Relations, says she created her own firm because she got sick of a mix of dismissive tech guys and sexism inside some companies. Christof Stache/dpa/Landov hide caption

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Taneka Armstrong, 20, is learning about different aspects of the tech industry — from coding to sales — through the nonprofit group Hack the Hood. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Glenda Joe, a seventh-generation Chinese-Houstonian. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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