The Forum on Workplace Inclusion hosted an event recently around Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Industry - titled "D&I and the Tech Industry: A Look at the Current State and the Road Ahead." Speakers Isa Notermans (Spotify), Jason Gong (Pinterest), and Adam Quinton (Lucas Point Ventures) shared their stories about best practices.
Here are some of the key takeaways:
1. Leaders need confidence in talking about Diversity and Inclusion.
2. Identifying key partnerships is critical.
3. Developing an internship/mentoring/or apprenticeship program for attracting and hiring diverse candidates is one approach that is showing promise.
4. Hold your organization accountable by tying performance evaluations to diversity and inclusion and sharing information publicly about goals and progress.
You can watch the recording by visiting https://www.stthomas.edu/workplaceforum/ and clicking "Special Events" and then "Webinars."