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20 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech

BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities have long been grossly underrepresented in IT. These 20 professional organizations aim to help close the diversity gap in tech by empowering BIPOC and LGBTQ+ tech pros.

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Advice for women in tech from women in tech.

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IT leaders commit to diversity to gain competitive edge

Aware that diverse organizations drive better business outcomes, CIOs are reshaping IT cultures by seeking out and elevating more diversity in their IT teams.

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Changing the equation on LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion

LGBTQ+ tech advocates show the key role CIOs can play in catalyzing the change necessary in business practices and technology design to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society.

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How IT leaders can cultivate an LGBTQ-friendly workplace

Encouraging inclusion and accommodating diversity requires a culture of openness — and can help your organization become more innovative.

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Out in IT: A work-in-progress for the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ IT professionals share their experiences navigating careers in an industry that hasn’t always been welcoming and still has a long way to go.

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13 organizations that support LGBTQ+ tech workers

Offering networking, mentorship, and career development opportunities, these 13 professional orgs foster community for LGBTQ+ workers in an industry that isn’t always welcoming.

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Women in IT are burned out. The pandemic is making it worse.

COVID has compounded the disproportional stress women face in the IT workplace, putting careers at risk, as well as nearly a decade of progress toward gender equity.

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IT’s silent career killer: Age discrimination

A pernicious issue in IT, age discrimination is on the rise — and not always easy to prove. Here are five ways to protect your IT career.

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VMware tackles ESG with innovation

VMware has created an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) function within the Office of the CTO that is working closely with the company’s CIO to mitigate risk and drive innovation.

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Allyship: Stepping up for a more inclusive IT

IT leaders seeking to make a difference on diversity must become better allies of marginalized groups in IT, a process that requires reflection and courage in assuring issues are addressed and voices are uplifted.

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How pay transparency can help close the wage gap and advance DEI

Without transparency, organizations will struggle to close gender and racial pay gaps and attract the talent they need.

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HP CISO seeks to transform cybersecurity

HP CISO Joanna Burkey sees a pivot to business partnership as vital for cybersecurity’s success. Inspiring women to join the sector is essential to this shift.

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IT hiring targets the talent of the neurodiverse community

Pioneering companies are strengthening management and hiring strategies to recruit and retain neurodiverse talent — and are reaping unexpected benefits of ND inclusivity in the process.

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IT execs join forces, pledging to promote diversity in technology

CIOs committed to creating more career opportunities in IT for underrepresented communities are asking 5,000 of their peers to join an organized effort to drive meaningful change.

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The gender pay gap: An IT issue that must get fixed

A growing understanding of the importance of diverse teams has brought renewed urgency to addressing one of IT’s most persistent problems: gender pay inequity.

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Women IT leaders reset the CIO-CISO relationship

AvidXchange CIO Angelic Gibson and CISO Christina Quaine are bridging the gap between IT and security by drawing on their experiences as women rising the ranks in IT.

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CIOs double down on D&I to build stronger businesses

IT leaders are facilitating multi-pronged efforts to hire employees from underrepresented groups, though cultivating belonging remains a difficult — and often unfulfilled — task.

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