The technology sector is making strides toward equity for all workers, but discrimination still affects employees of underrepresented backgrounds.
Whether it's gender identity, orientation, race, ethnicity, socio-economic background, or any other trait that contributes to the diversity of the IT department, some workers feel they're handed fewer opportunities or put in uncomfortable positions because of their differences.
Individual employees have long taken it personally, fighting to make their own careers better and uplifting other workers where they can. A true culture of inclusivity, however, requires leadership involvement to integrate the efforts into the business mission.
Building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace starts at recruiting and should extend into the foundation of a business. To help CIOs and other members of IT leadership strive toward inclusivity, CIO Dive rounded up its top advice for experts in the field: