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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

 

Our UK Summit speakers answer some of your questions from the live event Q&A…

 

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CHANGING THE LANGUAGE OF INCLUSION

I have been told many times that my involvement in Diversity and Inclusion is, at best, odd.  After all, I am a middle aged, white, straight male.  I am also right-handed.  It seems that there are people who… (Simon Ratcliffe)

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MINDSET AND MENTORSHIP – THE FORCES FOR WORKPLACE WELLBEING AND FEMALE DEVELOPMENT

Mindset training and mentorship are two factors that confidence coach Ramat Tejani says can foster female empowerment and general wellbeing… (via DiversityQ)

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PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN TECH AND ENCOURAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS

Ahead of the Women in IT UK Summit, Jessica Figueras, vice-chair at the UK Cyber Security Council, spoke to Information Age about promoting diversity in tech, and encouraging cyber professionals of the future… (via Information Age)

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BECOMING A MEMBER OF A BOARD

The boardroom matters because the board sets and oversees the strategy, culture, and governance of organisations. Many professional women (and men) do not consider board positions as a viable adjunct to a successful career. Board positions are often… (Fiona Hathorn)

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AVOIDING ”CRISIS MODE” AND THE CENTRAL ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN RACE EQUALITY STRATEGIES

Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of HR, rewired, a consultancy that works with organisations to address racial inequity, speaks to DiversityQ ahead of her appearance at the Women in IT UK Summit, 2021… (via DiversityQ)

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THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION: WOMEN NEED TO BE THEIR AUTHENTIC SELVES TO CHANGE PERCEPTIONS

DiversityQ spoke with founder of The Women’s Association Deborah Williams ahead of her guest appearance at the Women in IT UK Summit, to discusses the Association’s aims and why women should celebrate their authentic selves… (via DiversityQ)

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LET’S TALK ABOUT MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKFORCES

Earlier this year, I was honored to participate in a Women in IT Summit USA panel on cultivating and maintaining a multi-generational workforce. The panel, which was part of the Women in IT Summit Series, brought together five speakers representing four generations… (Paula Hunter)

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AMAZON’S DR. RASHADA HARRY ON THE INCLUSION PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE FOR DIVERSE TECH TALENT

Dr. Rashada Harry, Enterprise Technologist at Amazon Web Services, explains the need for greater diversity of thought in tech by encouraging more Black women to enter the sector… (via DiversityQ)

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CHAMPIONING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AS A LEADER AT SALESFORCE

Ahead of the Women in IT UK Awards on 24th June 2021, Information Age to spoke to one of the event’s judges and premium sponsor — Musidora Jorgensen, Head of UK Energy & Utilities at Salesforce(via Information Age)

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ACTIVE ALLYSHIP THE KEY TO BETTER DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Trish Foster knows all there is to know about active allyship, the problem of white privilege and tackling racial bias… (via DiversityQ)

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WHY ARE ORGANISATIONS IGNORING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR DISABILITY?

Hiring people with disabilities is good for revenue, so why are firms stalling on inclusion? Diversability CEO Tiffany Yu speaks to DiversityQ about why leaders need to self-reflect if they want to unplug their bias… (via DiversityQ)

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BUILDING A GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY MEDIA COMPANY: FINDING MY VOICE IN A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY

“The City I Thought I Knew: Staying Home for College”, was the topic of the TEDx talk I gave at New York University in 2019. As I reflected on how the city I was born and raised in was developing, I too was experiencing changes in my life. At 21 years old…(Kyra-Lee Harry)

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ACCENTURE’S GLOBAL MD DISCUSSES IMPROVING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN TECHNOLOGY

Ahead of the Women in IT Summit USA, Information Age spoke to Keynote Speaker Salwa Rafee about the importance of improving levels of diversity and inclusion in technology… (via Information Age)

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3 PILLARS OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE WAKE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

When I joined the InfoSystems team in August of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was already in full swing. Business offices were closed, people were suffering from Zoom fatigue — and perhaps most importantly for InfoSystems… (Kelly Nuckolls)

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LOOKING TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION? IMPLEMENT “BEST IDEA WINS”

The IT world has long been dominated by male voices. I’ve been in the channel since the beginning of my career — hard to believe that’s been 17 years! — and I definitely base my current efforts in the diversity… (Kelly Nuckolls)

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REDUCING BIAS IN THE WORKPLACE: WHY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP TRAINING MIGHT BE THE ANSWER

Why might emotional intelligence (Ei) leadership training have the potential to reduce racial bias in the workplace? Because most humans on the planet have an emotional need to be heard…(Cheryl O’Donoghue, MS via trainingindustry.com)

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JUMPING THE HURDLES: MOVING WOMEN INTO CYBERSECURITY’S TOP SPOTS

As cybercrime escalates, encouraging more women to seek out and be promoted to the top ranks of cybersecurity profession is one way to tackle growing threats. Unfortunately, women who choose cybersecurity often exit mid-career in frustration at the lack… (via Accenture)

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2020’s TOLL ON THE WORKPLACE

This new report from our WIT Summit USA Media Partner, The Center for Women and Business (CWB), reveals the impact of the pandemic and racial justice crises on employers and employees… (via CWB)

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TEKNION CIO ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FOSTERING MULTI-GENERATIONAL TALENT

Ahead of the Women in IT Summit USA, Information Age spoke to John Comacchio, senior vice president and CIO at Teknion, about the importance of fostering multi-generational talent… (via Information Age)

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ADAPTIVE PERSONALITIES ESSENTIAL FOR STEERING THROUGH TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE

With the Women in IT Summit USA on the horizon, DiversityQ sat down with Tasha Jones to learn about the importance of keeping pace with technology, the effect of COVID on the industry and why AI will not speed up D&I… (via DiversityQ)

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REMOVING BARRIERS AND CREATING BUILDERS

Last month, Maureen Lonergan, Director of AWS Training and Certification, delivered the keynote speech at the Women in IT Awards NYC – the following are her prepared remarks… (Maureen Lonergan)

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COVID-19: CHANGING THE D&I AGENDA

 

D&I will not be set back by the coronavirus – instead, shift to respond to the times. Here Culture Amp’s Aubrey Blanche explains how… (via DiversityQ)

 

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COPING WITH COVID, THE 9/11 OF THIS GENERATION

While I’ll always remember the innocence lost after 9/11, the younger generations will be experiencing the same anguish. Managing today’s COVID-19 pandemic is turning into one of the biggest tests of human resilience… (Trisha de Borchgrave)

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MORE WOMEN IN TECH ARE KEY TO FUTURE-PROOFING THE INDUSTRY

 

Canada is on a journey with diversity and inclusion as it strives to tackle recruitment blind spots and bolster more women in tech. Marie Wiese has spent 25 years working in Canada’s technology industry. She was vice president of sales and marketing for a software company before becoming a freelance… (via DiversityQ)

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WANT TO BE AN ALLY? VOTE.

With the uprise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2020 Presidential Election upon us, allyship and voting have become increasingly important topics. I want to explore the relationship between both and how voting can be an act of allyship… (KC Lathrop)

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TECHNOLOGY AND AI WILL GET WOMEN OFF THE BENCH

UN Special Advisor Radia Funna believes taking a futurist approach will help boost diversity and tackle the problems facing humanity… (via DiversityQ)

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REMOTE LEADERSHIP: HOW TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR DISTRIBUTED TEAMS

Remote work is not new to Red Hat. We’ve had distributed teams for more than 20 years, and 25% of our workforce works remotely. Not to mention the very nature of our work with open source communities from day one, that requires us to collaborate online with thousands of people outside Red Hat that we may only know… (Stefanie Chiras)

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THE COMING ERA OF DECISION MACHINES

In April, 2017 I attended a seminar by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb on the economic value of AI.  Goldfarb explained that the best way to assess the impact of a new radical technology is to look at how the technology reduces the cost of a widely used function… (Irving Wladawsky-Berger)

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GENDER EQUALITY IS A SOCIO-ECONOMIC ISSUE AND A HUMAN RIGHT

Governments need to intervene more to drive change, says Trisha De Borchgrave, a powerful advocate of global gender equality. Trisha De Borchgrave is a freelance writer and moderator for current affairs and culture, and Senior Associate at Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy. She is a strong advocate for gender equality… (via DiversityQ)

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TEACHERS AND CHILD CARE WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL, TOO

My local TV station just started a new segment. I thought “Morning Moms” was a charming way to celebrate how families are coping with 24/7 family time. Then I realized it was not called Morning Families. The show… (Tracey Welson-Rossman)

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WIT SUMMIT NEW YORK Q&A – LISA O’CONNOR, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ACCENTURE

Ahead of the Women in IT Summit New York, Lisa O’Connor, managing director at Accenture, spoke to Information Age about her part in the event, and promoting diversity… (via Information Age)

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ADA WEBSITE COMPLIANCE AND DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY: THE ARGUMENT FOR INCLUSION

I’m a lawyer. I get paid for arguing. I get hired to persuade – to demonstrate why my client’s version of their case is more accurate and believable to be worthy of a favorable judgment. In order to do my job well, it is important for me… (Stacey Turmel)

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