100 Solutions to Diversity and Inclusion in tech.
Since the inaugural Tech Inclusion Conference in 2015 we have received and granted over 100+ scholarship applications to attendees. For each scholarship application we ask one simple question “What solutions would you like to see for diversity and inclusion in tech?” Below is a series leading up to the 2016 Tech Inclusion Conference of “100+ Solutions to Diversity and Inclusion in tech”. The Theme for Tech Inclusion 2016 Conference is Inclusive and Sustainable Innovation and will be held October 26th — 27th at the Innovation Hangar in San Francisco. Tech Inclusion Conference is presented by Google for Entrepreneurs. The conference will feature a career fair, a startup showcase and an tech innovation demo hall. Early Bird tickets are on sale now.
Solution: Create Inclusive Career-focused Networking Groups
Professional career-focused, community building and supportive networking groups, kind of like lean in circles, that meet regularly, reduce isolation, raise confidence and empower.
I recently went to the Tech Superwomen Summit and the Lesbians Who Tech Conference and they were both great! For the Tech Superwomen Summit I don’t know how they did it, probably in part by conscious intention and verbal statements during the summit, they were incredibly successful at making the space feel safe and open and really inclusive and like a supportive community, for everyone.
So if the group I mention above could intentionally draw inclusion and diversity into the group whether it be women, people of color, LGBT, etc., that would be powerful.
Diversity and Inclusion In Tech Solution Submitted by Jennifer
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Our Tech Inclusion programs explore and develop innovative solutions to tech diversity and inclusion. We partner with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion together through conferences, career fairs, strategic consulting and training. Our work spans the full tech ecosystem, including: Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Policy.
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