CDW Executive SummIT: How Your Company Can Help Make Technology More Inclusive
IT has traditionally been a male-dominated field that has also excluded members of many minority groups who might not grow up with the access and education needed for IT careers. But technology itself touches the lives of all people. And diversity can have a direct impact on a business’s bottom line. Kim Conant of Veenstra & Kimm and Megan Steckly of Compudopt share how their organizations are working to bridge the digital divide and pave the way for minority groups in tech-focused jobs.
Lisa Cuthbertson, Director, Digital Experience, CDW
Kim Conant, IT Director, Veenstra & Kimm
Megan Steckly, CEO, Compudopt
- No matter what role a person plays in society or in a company, technology education is necessary to sustain progress.
- One frequent obstacle to greater minority representation in tech roles is a lack of funding for programs that provide technology education.
- Participation in nonprofit programs devoted to technology education can help create a pipeline for your workforce and boost employee retention.