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How top tech companies are addressing diversity and inclusion

Black Lives Matter protests have spurred many organizations to reassess equity and diversity in their respective industries. Here’s how five tech giants — and one small standout — have responded to calls for improved inclusion in...

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15 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech

BIPOC communities have long been grossly underrepresented in IT. These 15 professional organizations aim to help close the diversity gap in tech by empowering BIPOC tech pros.

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Lessons in diversity: How PDX Women in Tech overhauled board recruitment

In less than two years, the board of the Portland, OR-based nonprofit has gone from 80% white and cisgender and no LGBTQ representation, to 80% BIPOC with LGBTQ+ representation. Here's how we did it.

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20 worthwhile conferences for women in tech

If you support diversity and inclusion for women in technology fields, here are 20 conferences you won’t want to miss.

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How (and why) to address systemic racism through community engagements

Extending your diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy beyond the IT department and into the local community can have a positive impact on your organization's DE&I efforts and could play an integral role in eradicating...

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Ready, set, change! Building a fair, equitable and just IT culture

Redefining workplace culture is no small task. But with the right leadership competencies, management discipline, and a tenacious commitment to the task at hand, you can activate your new organizational vision.

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How Year Up is redefining and diversifying the IT talent pipeline

To help bridge the opportunity divide, careers organization Year Up is connecting corporate sponsors with talented, hardworking young adults from underserved communities who are eager to embark on an IT career.

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Accenture apprenticeships diversify talent pipelines, bridge IT gaps

Accenture’s National Apprenticeship Program is opening up new, diverse talent pipelines to recruit motivated candidates who can be upskilled or reskilled for IT roles.

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Diversifying your IT workforce

It's time to turn your words of solidarity into action. Here's where to start.

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The state of ethnic minorities in U.S. tech: 2020

A survey of people of color shows a mix of good and bad news on racial inequality, and a disturbing lower concern within Silicon Valley and by executives compared to IT at large.

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5 tips for implementing an effective D&I strategy

To be successful, a diversity and inclusion initiative requires an organization-wide cultural shift. Transformation experts and IT leaders share tips for fostering real change in your organization.

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Creating an IT culture of inclusiveness and belonging

For too long, and out of necessity, Black IT professionals have been silent about their experience. Creating a safe space to engage, listen and learn from others is a necessary first step towards creating a workplace culture that...

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How IT leaders can effectively address systemic racism

Systemic racism in IT is an uncomfortable truth. Now is the time to recognize it and eradicate it. Here's how to get started.

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Corporate allyship: Show your work or quiet down

Does your company truly stand with the principles of the Black Lives Matter movement or are you an 'Optical Ally'? Your Black employees and customers will know the difference.

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Black IT leaders: The challenging path to the top

For Black IT professionals, the path to leadership remains fraught with systemic racial issues and few outlets for support. Here, Black IT leaders shed light on their experiences and share advice for change.

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T-Mobile’s returnship program aims to get women back into tech

A text message prompted T-Mobile to launch a returnship program designed to foster gender diversity by retraining women trying to get back into IT after taking time off.

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Building board diversity

As corporate boards show some progress in welcoming women and people of color in the latest wave of new members, diversity trends pave the way for more tech leaders in the boardroom.

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Being Black in IT: 3 tech leaders share their stories

You can’t offer solutions to racial problems in tech without a broader understanding of actual career experiences. Three Black tech professionals step forward to tell their stories.

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3 steps to creating an inclusive remote workplace

Bringing your whole self to work now includes showing up with your socioeconomic class as the backdrop and brings new challenges around equity and access.

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Gender gapped: The state of gender diversity in IT

The tech sector has made strides attracting more women and inching closer to equal pay. But a glaring disconnect remains in how men and women view gender diversity progress in IT.

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