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Women IT leaders reset the CIO-CISO relationship

AvidXchange CIO Angelic Gibson and CISO Christina Quaine are bridging the gap between IT and security by drawing on their experiences as women rising the ranks in IT.

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How the WIT Mentor-Protégé program empowers women in tech

Women in Technology offers program members access to women mentors in leadership roles to help advance their careers in what remain male-dominated fields.

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7 challenges women face in getting ahead in IT

Climbing the career ladder in IT is no easy feat. But for women technologists, the path to the top is that much more difficult, thanks to bias, different standards, and workplace cultures that marginalize them.

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Women in tech statistics: The hard truths of an uphill battle

Despite national conversations about gender diversity in tech, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in the tech industry, numbers show.

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Hispanic sales chief calls inclusion critical for women in tech

Ivonne Valdes has transformed cloud service sales at Schneider Electric. Here Valdes, a decorated diversity champion, discusses the importance of fostering belonging and inclusion in the workplace.

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ITSMF: Growing Black IT careers through leadership programs

For Black IT pros, it can be a hard, lonely road to the top. ITSMF is one organization connecting and advancing Black IT pros through programs that offer mentorship, training, and support.

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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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What IT leaders are doing to boost Blacks in tech

Attuned to racial inequities and the benefits of diversity, some IT leaders are overhauling pipelines, rethinking retention, and encouraging Black IT pros to grow their networks and careers.

Mindy Ferguson, managing vice president of technology, commercial digital channels, Capital One

LGBTQ IT exec: Why inclusion is critical to corporate culture

Mindy Ferguson, a managing vice president at Capital One, discusses the importance of senior leaders fostering a feeling of belonging, which is often missing from diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Tech takes on its racist terminology

MongoDB colleagues Garaudy Etienne and Marcus Eagan are among a growing wave of IT pros leading the difficult work of eradicating racist language such as ‘master/slave’ from tech tools and open-source projects.

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Make an impact: 12 tech-focused D&I nonprofits worth donating to

Looking to make a difference? Consider donating to or partnering with any of these 12 nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting diversity, inclusion and equity in IT.

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10 professional organizations for Black IT pros

Blacks have long been grossly underrepresented in IT. These 10 professional organizations aim to help close the diversity gap in tech by empowering Black tech professionals.

Carolina Ferreira, technical support analyst, Bank of America

5 tips for retaining diverse hires

Diversifying your workforce goes beyond just setting a hiring strategy. You have to overhaul your culture to ensure new hires feel welcome and can thrive.

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How top tech companies are addressing diversity and inclusion

Black Lives Matter protests have spurred many organizations to reassess equity and diversity in their respective industries. Here’s how five tech giants — and one small standout — have responded to calls for improved inclusion in...

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15 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech

BIPOC communities have long been grossly underrepresented in IT. These 15 professional organizations aim to help close the diversity gap in tech by empowering BIPOC tech pros.

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Lessons in diversity: How PDX Women in Tech overhauled board recruitment

In less than two years, the board of the Portland, OR-based nonprofit has gone from 80% white and cisgender and no LGBTQ representation, to 80% BIPOC with LGBTQ+ representation. Here's how we did it.

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20 worthwhile conferences for women in tech

If you support diversity and inclusion for women in technology fields, here are 20 conferences you won’t want to miss.

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How (and why) to address systemic racism through community engagements

Extending your diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy beyond the IT department and into the local community can have a positive impact on your organization's DE&I efforts and could play an integral role in eradicating...

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