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Diversity and Inclusion 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. 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. Feature Women remain underrepresented in the tech industry. These 19 groups are working to support women and close the diversity gap in tech. Feature Today’s rising tech executives reflect a growing diversity in IT even as the profession has a ways to go in reflecting society. IDG TECHtalk Voices A critical need to hire more software engineers was an opportunity to increase the diversity of our teams. But the pool of applicants showed the depth of the challenge. Feature LinkedIn is encouraging its employees to make a difference through a partnership aimed at priming the careers of young adults from communities underrepresented in IT. Feature South Africa's female founders of colour forge paths to success in technology despite a business climate that tends to dismiss women's credentials and IT knowledge. Accent Notes IT needs women more than ever. Here are six actions CIOs can take to foster an inclusive culture that attracts and retains women. Feature The son of Haitian immigrants, Guerrier has addressed barriers as learning opportunities in his rise to IT leadership and is now giving back with DEI programs and policies aimed at helping marginalized IT professionals thrive. Feature Opportunity and advancement in IT are anything but equal. Survey data sheds light on the roadblocks Black IT pros experience in trying to get ahead. Feature Volunteer work can help lend new purpose and breathe new life into your IT career, say senior tech leaders who have offered their skills for meaningful community tech and STEM projects. Feature Black technologists have long been grossly underrepresented in IT. These 15 professional organizations aim to help close the diversity gap in tech by empowering Black tech professionals at every level. 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. The CIO Whisperers 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. Movers and Shakers 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. Inclusion, Inc. 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. Accent Notes 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 u2014 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. Feature 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. Inclusion, Inc. Without transparency, organizations will struggle to close gender and racial pay gaps and attract the talent they need. Feature 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. Feature 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. Feature A growing understanding of the importance of diverse teams has brought renewed urgency to addressing one of ITu2019s most persistent problems: gender pay inequity. Movers and Shakers 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. Feature 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. Feature IT leaders are facilitating multi-pronged efforts to hire employees from underrepresented groups, though cultivating belonging remains a difficult — and often unfulfilled — task.
Feature Women in Technology offers program members access to women mentors in leadership roles to help advance their careers in what remain male-dominated fields.