Diversity has never been more important. Representation in every board, organization, group, leadership, etc., only serves to make the processes and outcomes comprehensively successful for all. This interesting topic came to our attention from Silicon Republic in their article, “Is data analytics the answer to improving diversity at work?

There are many ways companies are trying to address the inequalities that exist in workplaces. One of the biggest challenges with making any real progress is moving beyond performative actions and doing substantial work towards change.

In a surprising turn, that action can come from insights derived from data. Data about engaging socially outside work, data around onboarding and mentorship – the places where discrimination, microaggressions and lack of support often reveal themselves.

Gathering sensitive personal data is challenging and must be handled carefully. By the very nature of the exercise, it must be collected and processed in line with national frameworks.

Melody K. Smith

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