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How to Manage Older Workers

Former Newsweek Technology Editor Dan Lyons expected in 2012 that at age 51 he’d be able to land a job in media in the technology sector pretty easily after his employer had cut his job. After all, he’d already interviewed some of the luminaries of Silicon Valley for the magazine. …

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Events

PUSH Tech 2020 Summit: Not What It Used to Be

This past week EmployDiversity attended The PUSH Tech 2020 Summit, hosted by the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Pastor Joseph Bryant. Reverend Jackson is the Founder and President of the Rainbow Push Coalition. Pastor Bryant is Co-Director of PUSH Tech 2020. They organized the summit to discuss and find plausible solutions …

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Management

Artificial Intelligence to “Blindfold” Hiring Practices

Ms Iba Masood and Syed Ahmed were born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. The pair, in their mid-twenties, are on a mission to crack the ceiling and walls encasing Silicon Valley’s “brogrammer” culture. As the BBC report titled, “Beyond ‘Brogrammers’: Can AI create a meritocracy?” defines “brogrammer”: “Brogrammers are …

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People

Shalini Mahtani: Changing Perceptions of Diversity from the Top Down

Shalini Mahtani calls herself “a brown woman” who was consistently excluded from roles, projects and even activities at the international banks and consultancies at which she worked. She was born and raised in an Indian family in Hong Kong. Mahtani became Founder and Board Director of Community Business out of …

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Management

Uber Under: Diversity Programs and Branding

Uber. Microsoft. Geofeedia. Home Depot. What do these brands have in common? They have not yet figured out how Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs make good business sense. Diversity Directors find it tough to make the argument that Diversity can and does affect an organization’s bottom line — if not …

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Management

Why We Need to Solve Tech’s White Guy Problem

This past summer The New York Times published an article entitled, Artificial Intelligences White Guy Problem, written by Kate Crawford. Crawford is a principal researcher at Microsoft and co-chairwoman of a White House symposium on society and A.I. The courageous opinion piece eloquently notes that the domination of white guys …

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