WWT 2010: Diversifying Your Tech Teams
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When we create technology, we often create it for the masses. Yet, many tech teams aren't diverse which squashes innovation and diverse perspectives. It also leads to poor usability issues such as ...

When we create technology, we often create it for the masses. Yet, many tech teams aren't diverse which squashes innovation and diverse perspectives. It also leads to poor usability issues such as HP's recent fiasco where its facial recognition software did not recognize people with darker complexions. #Fail. Shireen Mitchell of Digital Sistas and Liza Sabater of Culture Kitchen will discuss why diversifying tech teams makes stronger products as well as strategies to recruit diverse techies.

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  • 1. Diversifying Your Tech Teams Need Help? Call ReadyTalk Support at 1-800-843-9166 PANELISTS: Shireen Mitchell Liza Sabater Powered by: Lightning Talk Series
  • 2. www. womenwhotech .com
    • For phone audio, please dial:
    • 800-701-9749 (toll-free)
    • 303-223-2684 (toll number)
  • 3. Shireen Mitchell, Founder Digital Sisters @digitalsista Liza Sabater, Publisher Culture Kitchen @blogdiva
  • 4. A little housekeeping: www. womenwhotech .com Things to Think About
    • OpenDiversity: Identifying Open vs Closed
    • Creating a Diverse Tech Team
      • Hiring Diversity Doesn't = Sacrificing Quality
    • Analytics vs Diversity Tracking
    • Organizations or Groups that Endorse Tech Diversity
    • Including 508 Compliance in Tech/Diversity
    • Listening Tools/Apps for Diversity
    • Internationalization of sites and Social Networks
    • Tech of the Future: What Does Emerging Tech Look Like with Diversity?