On Monday, we lamented the fact that a major retailer ran an ad featuring tech innovators who were all white men. That seemed like a lost opportunity to celebrate female and minority role models like Marc Hannah or Dr. Mae Jemison. "Let's hope we'll soon see a new set of ads that celebrate a more diverse set of pioneers," we concluded.
It turns out that our wish had already been answered. The day before, that same retailer premiered an ad about "Future Innovators" whose inventions include invisible touch screens and soccer balls that generate power. Most are young women, and one is black. That's certainly a better ratio than in the previous ad. It helps us envision a more diverse STEM workforce in the coming decades.
Keep 'em coming.