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Seeking Diversity Through Networking

Posted October 04, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Technology companies — like most companies in the modern world — struggle to achieve diversity in their workforces and their boardrooms. At a conference in June, a panel of battle-hardened executives intent on breaking that logjam discussed tactics to meet that goal. Panelists described the history and ongoing efforts to turn the tide, citing anecdotal evidence that the situation is improving markedly.


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10/04/2016 1:26 PM

The problems arise when companies force the issue rather than embracing the issue.

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10/06/2016 8:07 AM

It's no good just employing a diverse workforce and then forcing them to behave in the same way as the undiverse workforce. The point is to use the diverse ways of thinking and working to improve performance.

As one who ticks a diversity box, it's infuriating to be actively prevented and discouraged from working to my best efficiency by customs that many agree are ineffective.

Of course white men have good ideas sometimes, to

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