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Diversity and Inclusion Feature Black technologists have long been grossly underrepresented in IT. These organizations aim to help close the diversity gap in tech by empowering Black tech professionals at every level. Feature Hispanic and Latinx representation in IT remains low, but thanks to the efforts of Hispanic and Latinx professionals and their forward-thinking employers, the future looks brighter. Feature Establishing a successful DEI strategy can be challenging. Here’s how five companies are fostering inclusion, diversifying talent pipelines, and bridging opportunity and skill gaps. Feature A team that’s diverse and inclusive leads to better outcomes in all areas of business: from recruitment and retention to product development. Here’s how to tune your D&I efforts so they work. Feature IT has a long way to go on gender diversity. But several nonprofits are stepping up to help inspire, train, and empower women to pursue meaningful careers in IT. Feature CIO.com’s Lee Rennick chats with University of Ottawa CIO Martin Bernier about how building diverse and equitable teams, and cultivating allyships to support diversity in technology are key to continuous learning. Feature Economy uncertainty, new forces in an already tight talent market, and rising technology costs top the list of tough, ongoing issues CIOs must navigate this year. Feature Nonprofit orgs dedicated to diversifying the IT talent pipeline, changing the landscape of tech leadership, and empowering underrepresented tech workers are helping reshape the IT workforce. Feature One year into life after Google, Trainline CTO Milena Nikolic is building a platform for growth through multi-disciplinary teams, professional development, microservices and infrastructure-as-code. Feature Building a strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) score can determine the overall success of the business and attract socially responsible investors. Interview Bob Johansen, distinguished fellow at the Institute for the Future, the California–based non-profit think tank steeped in futures studies, speaks about spectrums of thinking and the importance for IT leaders to think future back. Feature The IT-focused nonprofit offers several professional development programs to help young adults, veterans, and military members and their spouses start and grow a career in IT. Feature As the IT talent gap looms large, companies need to think outside the box to recruit and retain a strong female bench for key areas such as cybersecurity and software engineering. Feature AllianceBernstein has become a top-ranked employer for tech workers in the finance industry thanks to a range of initiatives aimed at recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Interview CIO-turned-board director Jean Holley shares her advice on avoiding some common mistakes first-timers often make when pursuing a public board seat. Interview From integrating emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain to staying laser-focused on the user, these female entrepreneurs offer valuable advice for staying ahead of the curve. Feature Woman remain underrepresented — and often feel isolated — in STEM careers. That’s why Women in STEM is connecting high school girls with adult mentors with an aim of empowering them to pursue careers in tech. Feature Ada Developers Academy offers a unique, free program to help women and gender-expansive adults launch careers in software development, offering support every step of the way. Feature DevColor's A* program brings together Black technologists into peer-led mentoring squads aimed at providing career advice and community for those who often feel isolated at work.
Feature CIO Ron Guerrier is working to diversify IT’s suppliers and boost the benefits they get from working with HP to build a more representative technology workforce.