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: A Public Conversation About “Cultural Fit” at Tech Conferences
I would like to see more established companies step up and become major sponsors of inclusion efforts. It would be great tech conferences and summits become more diverse and welcoming to women, minorities, or any other underrepresented group in tech. And I would like to see employers voice any “cultural fit” concerns to qualified tech prospects, so this challenge can be brought to the table and worked out like any other corporate interest.
Once the race or gender biases are no longer being processed in the subconscious, but with other stakeholders on the negotiating table, there can then be more progress and harmony in the tech workplace.
Diversity and Inclusion In Tech Solution Submitted by Justin
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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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