How Diversity & Inclusion Drive Business Results

How can diversity and inclusion help your organisation improve its ability to attract, engage, and retain great people?

The 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards focused on spotlighting diversity within the tech sector. This annual awards event celebrates New Zealand’s most successful high-tech companies and highest-achieving individuals.

As part of their focus on diversity, the NZ Hi-Tech Awards team invited me to speak at their annual alumni event. This event takes place the day before the Awards Gala and is an opportunity for past award winners to share and learn together. Erica and I headed out to the event to represent Ally Skills NZ.

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My talk focused on the business benefits of diversity and inclusion—because they’re not only good, they’re also good for business. First, I chatted a bit about what diversity and inclusion actually mean (the quote below is from Vernā Myers, an inclusion strategist):

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I also covered case studies of how diversity and inclusion have helped other companies achieve their business goals:

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The talk ended with some practical tips for how companies can start taking action. Want to check out the whole discussion? Click the video link below: