Empowering Your People: Lessons On Diversity And Inclusion
“Diversity and inclusion” has become the catchphrase of the year. Everyone’s talking about how we can change things. But less seems to be talked about whether we’re taking the right approach.
The process often takes the form of a checklist or quota, but from my perspective, that doesn’t solve diversity and inclusion problems themselves, such as the gender pay gap, inequalities in the workplace and discrimination in hiring. In my company, we’re taking a different approach. Just like building a business, we’re starting by identifying our end goal — equality in the workplace — and working backward. Here’s how you can do the same.
Remedy the root of the problem, not the symptoms.
A number of large companies have set big agendas but failed to fulfill them. This is why, to me, it’s unsurprising that, as of 2015, only about 25% of tech jobs (download required) are held by women, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
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