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Category Archives: Diversity

#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Ellen Kapoor, Manager of Talent Management & Leadership Development, ITW
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This fall, I was blown away by a short, powerful speech at DisruptHR on the challenging topic of diversity and inclusion. Just five minutes long, “Radical Inclusion” was the talk given by Ellen Kapoor whose witty and thoughtful insights hit exactly on challenges we have faced with the #4TechDivesity blog series, including the fact that diversit ...
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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Jimmy Odom, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Intersect Illinois
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We all have an idea of how we think government works (and everything we think is wrong with it). And then you meet someone like Jimmy Odom and everything you thought you knew changes. A vibrant, visionary, technology-loving entrepreneur, father of three and Chicago insider to the core, Odom served as Senior Advisor of Minority Business Development ...
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When Championing Diversity, Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Diversity, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
In all likelihood, you’ve heard the saying “actions speak louder than words.” My parents raised me on this motto, and it’s a gift that has shaped both the person and the professional I am today. One of the best examples of its life-shaping influence on me is my response to the challenge of increasing gender diversity across the tech sector. ...
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Diversity: Another Reason Commodity Thinking Is a Recruiting Problem
Category: #4TechDiversity, Career Advice, Company Culture, Diversity, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
The enduring notion in some areas of the recruitment industry that it’s good business to treat contract-based employees as commodities has always been a problem for me. Actually, it’s not really a problem. I think it’s absurd, and it stands in stark contrast to the importance and incalculable value of diversity in employment today. ...
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#4TechDiversity & Why Sharing Shortcomings Matters
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I have been humbled several times during the process of exploring diversity and inclusion since McCann Partners launched the #4TechDiversity blog series in January. Even the title of the series, which uses only diversity, is a reminder of how much I have learned from the thought and business leaders who shared their ideas here over the last six mon ...
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An Inspiring Hour of Diversity Talk & Diversity Results
Category: #4TechDiversity, Company Culture, Diversity, i.c.stars, Panel Discussions, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
The IT industry is beginning to own the challenge and broaden the dialogue. One outstanding example was the February 18 “Diversity in Technology” panel which featured an audience and panel of people who are highly committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. ...
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#4TechDiversity Explores Managerial Courage & Why Nerve Matters
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Some jobs require “nerves of steel.” Jobs that place you on the front lines of life and death—surgeons, fighter pilots, mountain rescue workers, firefighters, police officers, etc.—are not for the faint of heart. In fact, the calm bravery needed for such jobs sometimes made me a bit cynical of the term “managerial courage.” Courage to m ...
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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Shradha Agarwal, President & Co-Founder, ContextMedia
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#4TechDiversity blog series spotlights tech entrepreneur Shradha Agarwal. Named a Champion of Change by the White House and the 2015 Prominent Woman in Tech by the Illinois Technology Association, Shradha is the co-founder of ContextMedia, a health information services company. ...
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