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Apple boosts diversity with its latest accessibility tools

Apple’s latest accessibility features gives us a sense of new ways in which tech and humans can augment each other.

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Q&A: What tech firms can do to grow their Black workforce

Research firm Jobs for the Future surveyed more than 1,000 Black adults and analyzed 200 organizations with successful strategies for hiring Black tech workers. JFF vice president and report lead author Michael Collins discusses the...

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How Lenovo IT boosts diversity and inclusion

The tech giant has broadened its recruiting efforts and improved the onboarding process with an eye to effectively bringing on tech workers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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Women, minorities less inclined to return to office, face 'proximity bias'

Minorities and women are less enthused about a return to the office full time because of caretaker responsibilities, concerns about safety and security, and feelings of inclusion, a recent survey found.

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Could the post-pandemic, hybrid workplace boost gender equality?

While flexible work polices have been praised for bolstering diversity in the workforce, when it comes to gender parity, it's unclear how much they'll help.

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Diversity in IT: To hire Black tech pros, partnerships are key

Employers looking to diversify their IT workforce have found success partnering with Black-oriented professional groups and educational organizations that seek to create diversity in tech.

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Report: US Black workers in tech switch jobs more often, feel less connected

Findings from a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates and Valence found that Black tech workers still face systematic workplace barriers.

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Tech’s growth leaves Black professionals further behind

A Conference Board report says African Americans face large disadvantages in getting tech jobs and being paid well for their work — just as other Black-heavy industries see shrinking employment.

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Tech wages: Women, minorities still paid less in 2020

A survey of tech firms in the US, UK, and Canada shows that the wage gaps with white men are decreasing for new hires, but many existing employees lost ground in several segments.

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Diversity and inclusion in tech: Cultivating a sense of belonging at work

While companies may have celebrated employees during Black History Month and then Women's History Month, it's critical to support employees of color, LGBTQ+ workers and female employees the entire year. Computerworld's Charlotte...

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How to hire and retain Black tech pros — for real

Turning diversity intentions into reality means going outside your comfort zone and making a sustained effort engage, honor, and understand the African American community.

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Where to find and recruit Black tech pros

Don’t believe the myth that there’s a shortage of qualified Black IT workers. Black tech talent abounds, if you truly reach into the African American community.

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Apple takes big steps to boost diversity in tech

Apple has announced major investments in education, developer-focused business support, and more to boost diversity in tech for communities of color.

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Diversity and inclusion make IT stronger

In a year fraught with challenges and a spotlight on racial injustice, D&I has become a critical element for employee retention and engagement — and business success.

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Women do better, minorities worse, when it comes to the tech wage gap

Salary data tells a troubling story on the continued disparities in the tech industry, though women engineers and Asians have nearly closed their paycheck gaps.

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Minority tech startups in the US have seen almost no progress in VC funding

Black and Latinx founders have the best chances of attracting investments in New York — but low odds in California.

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The state of ethnic minorities in U.S. tech: 2020

A survey of people of color shows a mix of good and bad news on racial inequality, and a disturbing lower concern within Silicon Valley and by executives compared to IT at large.

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IT snapshot: Ethnic diversity in the tech industry

As Black Lives Matter marches take place across the world, where do the U.S., U.K. and other major Western countries stand in their IT diversity?

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