Workforce Diversity Driving Company Performance, Innovation, and Profitability
What is the economic value of gender and racial diversity in tech companies? Elisabeth Kurek, Leader of the Gender Diversity & Equity Initiative in the i2Coalition, provides important insights for companies and HR managers into how diversity and a welcoming company climate can attract and retain top talent and increase performance.
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- Why should companies in the tech industry be concerned about diversity?
- What makes diversity profitable for companies?
- How can companies ensure that their recruitment and their HR processes do actually support diversity?
- You are Leader of the Gender Diversity Working Group at the i2Coalition. Why did the i2Coalition establish this working group?
- What activities are you involved in with the i2Coalition?
- What needs to be done in terms of advocacy and education to ensure that a greater proportion of girls choose tech professions in the future?
- How can people who are interested get involved in your activities?
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About the i2Coalition Gender Diversity and Equity Initiative
Elisabeth Kurek, Co-chair, i2Coalition Gender Diversity & Equity Initiative
Darcy Southwell, Co-Chair, i2Coalition Gender Diversity & Equity Initiative
Elisabeth is the founder and co-chair of the i2Coalition’s Gender Diversity and Equity Initiative – a working group that engages industry leaders to publicly discuss how diversity and equity improvements can be made in the technology industry. A cloud industry veteran of 12 years, Elisabeth has held roles at uberall, Virtuozzo, Odin, NTT, and 1&1. An American by birth, she now enjoys living and working in Berlin, Germany. Elisabeth holds a master’s degree in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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