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: Expand Product Decisions Beyond Shared Experiences
I believe tech entrepreneurs and organizations will be more successful if they understand the perspectives and needs of their stakeholders and have the insights required to develop creative solutions. This means we must broaden the group of people generating ideas/working in tech to include people who have shared experiences with their customers, partners, and other key constituencies. Diversifying tech’s senior-most ranks (founders, C-suite executives, and board members) is especially critical.
I would like to see the tech world close the racial and ethnic demographic gap between its senior leaders and its stakeholders/the population at large.
Diversity and Inclusion In Tech Solution Submitted by Zeina
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Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation — through education, community engagement and mentorship. Change Catalyst is a Certified B Corp, winning the “Best for the World” award for community impact in 2014 and “Best in the World” overall in 2015.
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.