Inclusion is Better for Business — in the Tech Sector and Beyond

Technology is a powerful tool with the potential to unlock opportunities and connections for people of all backgrounds. But like most systems, the modern technology sector was built around the biases of its foundational leaders, who were mostly from dominant majority groups. Those biases too often persist to this day, limiting the vast potential of technology to create a more just and inclusive world. 

In this series sponsored by BMC Software, we’ll take a closer look at some of the foundational biases in the tech sector — from racial and gender bias in algorithms, to the way neurodiverse people experience things differently online  — and explore solutions to break them down. (Image credit: jovannig/Adobe Stock)

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Sustainable Development Goals

Putting Sustainability at the Heart of the Enterprise
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Diversity & Inclusion

Total Rewards: Inside the HR Strategy That Helps To Foster Inclusive Workplaces
In an effort to recruit and retain talent, companies are increasingly developing employee engagement programs centered on wellness as well as personal and career growth.

Diversity & Inclusion

For These Neurodiverse Business Leaders, Their Differences Are Their Superpowers
Neurodivergent people — those who have differences in brain function and behavioral traits — are often overlooked in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies. Today that is changing.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Microlending: An Unsung Solution to Boost Engagement in Remote Workplaces?
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Diversity & Inclusion

From Compliance to Opportunity: Digital Accessibility for People With Disabilities Is Rising on the Business Agenda
The shift toward virtual work, commerce and community during the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated issues of accessibility online.

Innovation & Technology

How Algorithms and Algorithmic Bias Shape Our Lives at Work
From hiring and promotion to scheduling, algorithms play an essential role in analyzing data for decision-making or automating processes.
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