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Diversity: Impacting Talent, Innovation, and Revenue

Techtonic is a firm believer that cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace can create an environment of positivity and opportunity that resonates throughout an organization. Whether searching for top tier talent, new ways to innovate, or novel paths for revenue growth, it helps to employ a well-rounded workforce. True diversity ...

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Diversity & Inclusion - Let's Make It Personal!

In my introductory post to this series, I said I wasn't going to spend too much time trying to convince people who didn't care about diversity that they should. In my second post, I shared the business case anyway. But here's where my attempt to convince is going to end. That's because all the literature I've read on why some D&I initiatives work and others don't come to the same conclusion. If the leaders don't have a personal stake in D&I, D&I will not succeed in their organizations. D&I takes time, money, effort and fa...

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The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Diverse businesses do better. When you get down to a more granular level of offices and teams, diverse groups do better than homogeneous groups even within the same corporate structure. Maybe you believe those statements already, or maybe you don't. Either way, I'm assuming you need some cold hard numbers to help convince either yourself or the people around you. For some statistics that can help you make your pitch, and some frameworks that can help lend a sense of urgency to diversity initiatives, keep reading.

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Tech Has a Diversity Problem - Let’s Talk About It

I’m writing a series on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) because tech has a diversity problem. What’s the problem with an algorithm trained on a raw data set? What are the pitfalls of trusting AI and machine learning algorithms to shed light on societal problems? What are the benchmarks for testing our products and algorithms for bias? What are the pitfalls of asking users to forgo privacy for a service? If you want to take a product to a global market, what do you need to change about how you think? And most of all, how can w...

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