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Why Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Must Be a Strategic Priority

Posted November 4, 2020 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal
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This piece by Viola Maxwell-Thompson outlines a clear case for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a strategic priority. The author begins with a declarative proposition as she describes the next decade’s horizon and the expected growth in computer and mathematical occupations. She acknowledges the committed efforts of corporations that have recommitted themselves toward gender and ethnic diversity, yet demonstrates the lagging percentage of women, the lesser percentage of women of color, and, further still, the stagnant representation of Black and Brown professionals in senior roles.
About The Author
Viola MaxwellThompson
Viola Maxwell-Thompson is President and CEO of IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), a national organization committed to the continuous professional development of Black senior-level technology executives. She is a nationally recognized thought leader in business transformation; diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices; and leadership development. Previously, Ms. Maxwell-Thompson was a partner at Ernst & Young LLC (EY), where she… Read More
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