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Diversity and Inclusion
Feature The American Association of Medical Colleges has taken a strategic approach to fostering an inclusive workplace culture, earning it a spot on IDG’s Best Places to Work in IT. Learn how this top CIO is leveraging a platform operating model and focusing on building a diverse, tech-centric culture to accelerate the digital health ecosystem. As the multinational conglomerate transforms to bring cutting-edge digital products and services to customers, CIO Diane Schwarz ensures that it is digital on the inside as well. Feature AI hiring tools claim to reduce bias in hiring by incorporating machine-based decisions, but at least in its early stages, AI hiring strategies have the potential to hurt DEI in your organization. Feature Finding ways to generate a higher return on investment for projects is a key issue, especially coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasing diversity in project teams may be an answer. Feature Despite increased focus on diversity in today’s IT, Hispanics are still grappling with how to stand out, yet blend in, in what remains a white male-dominated IT culture. Feature Diversity and inclusion provide organizations with many benefits, including better access to talent and higher levels of engagement and trust. The pandemic exposed the myth that the "normal" workplace worked. IT leaders have an opportunity to do better for diverse employees as they chart their paths to the future of work. Feature The promise of technology advancements and digital transformation has helped CEOs finally recognize what the best CIOs have known all along: IT is the business. Is your talent strategy keeping pace? Feature Diverse teams deliver better results. Here’s how companies are reevaluating their hiring strategies to ensure they’re reaching qualified candidates outside traditional hiring avenues. Feature 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. Advice for women in tech from women in tech. Feature Aware that diverse organizations drive better business outcomes, CIOs are reshaping IT cultures by seeking out and elevating more diversity in their IT teams. Feature 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. Feature Encouraging inclusion and accommodating diversity requires a culture of openness — and can help your organization become more innovative. Feature 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. Feature Offering networking, mentorship, and career development opportunities, these 13 professional orgs foster community for LGBTQ+ workers in an industry that isn’t always welcoming. Feature 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. Feature 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. Feature 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.