IT Is Still Struggling With
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Learn how to recruit and retain people of color in your IT shop.See the Recruit and Retain Blueprint
Diversity and inclusion strategies have been implemented in companies across the world. Despite the attempts, many organizations still struggle to ensure that their workforce is representative of the populations they support or want to support.
Diversity and inclusion cannot be a one-time campaign or a one-off initiative. For real change to happen, every leader needs to internalize the value of creating and retaining diverse teams.
To stay competitive, IT leaders should treat recruiting and retaining diverse teams as a business challenge that requires full engagement like any other organizational objective.
See How to Recruit and Retain People of Color in IT Organizations
Diversity is not just a "do good" thing – it supports your company's bottom line.
View our webinar to understand:
- Why diversity matters.
- How to attract talent from ethnically diverse groups.
- How to make sure that the talent you attract wants to stay with you.
The State of Black Professionals in Tech
We know that organizations benefit from diversity, yet minorities aren't equally represented in technology roles. Our research shows that Black professionals' experiences in tech are different from those of other races, and have led to less satisfaction in their roles. This report includes findings from over 600 IT professionals, and presents the drivers behind satisfaction, what helps, and what hinders Black professionals in tech, and what actions can be done to further diversity and create a winning technology team.Learn More
The Confident IT Professional
The Confident IT Professional is a series of speaking events led by Black IT thought leaders and geared to all demographics in various roles across the globe. Our conversations are specifically chosen to provide all IT professionals with an arsenal of ideas, inspiration, and support so that they have the confidence to succeed in their careers and the knowledge to become a better IT professional.
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Leading With Impact & Authenticity in Middle Management
Erik Reid and Jimmy Godard explore what it takes to be an impactful and authentic leader in a role where influence and authority are often nuanced and limited in scope. They discuss how highlighting the challenges and creative solutions for middle managers is the first step toward achieving success.WATCH NOW
Advancing Change in IT – Why Structure Is the Overlooked Champion
While some might think of structure as a recipe for stifling positive transformations, it turns out the opposite is true.WATCH NOW
Transforming IT’s Culture in Uncertain Times
Two forces over the past year have fundamentally impacted how we, in tech, work together: the pandemic and racial injustice.WATCH NOW
Winning the Battle of Data Breaches One Advocate at a Time
Every day we hear about a new privacy or cybercrime incident. In fact, data breaches are part of our “new normal.WATCH NOW
Two Years Later: How a Pandemic Changed IT Culture
Rob Meikle and Valence Howden discuss how the IT landscape has changed since the start of the pandemic and the implications on people and businessesWATCH NOW
Project Management: Leading without Authority
Ugbad Farah and Ordonna Sargeant discuss how project managers are often given the accountability to deliver but not the authority to speak up. They identify the risks that come from a lack of proper scoping, constrained resources, disengaged sponsors, and product complexity. The discussion will focus on solutions for leading a successful initiative without authority.WATCH NOW
Black People in Tech: Are We Still Underrepresented?
Allison Straker, Ugbad Farah, PMP, Prosci® and Carlos Thomas discuss representation and what it means to be a Black person in the world of tech.WATCH NOW
Putting Yourself First: Ways to Refocus as an IT Professional
Allison Straker chatted with Fara Francis, CIO of the Center for Creative Leadership, and Carlos Thomas, Info-Tech Executive Counsellor, about why they reset their IT careers and how they successfully found their way.WATCH NOW
Succeed in IT Without a Tech Background
Ugbad Farah, PMP, Prosci® and Michael Daniels discuss how people from a broader cross-section can not just break into the IT industry but be successful.WATCH NOW
Join Our Speaker Network
Have the skills and desire to help others become more confident IT professionals? Know someone who would be perfect to speak on technology topics? If you identify as a Black IT professional, share your interest and join the speaker series.Become a Speaker Today