TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2020 - Conference Proceeding: Tech Supplier - Doc # DR2020_PB1_MB

The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in Technology

By: Michelle BaileyGVP/GM and Research Fellow Datacenter and Cloud

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These event proceedings were presented at IDC Directions in March 2020.

Many IT organizations say diversity and inclusion in their workforce are business imperatives, yet the proportion of women and minorities still averages under 25% of all employees, particularly for technical roles. New hiring and retention metrics are emerging, as are local laws and customer and supplier expectations, which means that the vast majority of IT organizations will have to rethink their overall diversity strategy, measurement systems, and goals. In this session, IDC Research Fellow Michelle Bailey will highlight our latest diversity and inclusion research as part of IDC's Social Impact research program. These insights cover the nine key employee personas that managers in technology will have to consider as part of their diverse recruitment and retention goals, quantify the impact of executive management and boards in making effective companywide changes, and provide a road map for how to build a representative IT organization.


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