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 a tech innovation demo hall. Regular admission tickets are now on sale.
Solution: Broaden The Archetype of Developer, Coder and CEO
I would like to see more tech companies recruiting across a broader range of candidates. This would require them to re-imagine more than one ideal candidate for a position and to reach beyond the same 10–20 top recruitment colleges and universities.
To diversify the technical workforce, we must broaden the archetype of a developer, coder and CEO. At the heart of “diversity” is our individual experience and point-of-view. Great leaders really do think differently.
Diversity and Inclusion In Tech Solution Submitted by Avenelle
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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.