Organizations need to take a data-driven approach to their diversity and inclusion initiatives by establishing goals, measuring impact, and reporting on the results. Data holds everyone accountable and allows you to benchmark how you’re doing against your peers.
Data not only proves the tangible benefits of improving workforce diversity, but also shifts the focus to facts—not opinions. At PwC’s “Changing the Game: Women in Technology” panel at Workday Rising, I shared how data takes the emotion out of the conversation. It can be challenging to have conversations about diversity issues, but bringing numbers to the table will add credibility and make for a more productive dialog.
It was great to see so much momentum behind supporting women in technology and to represent Workday’s commitment to fostering belonging and diversity in the workplace and beyond. With the insights I’ve gained, I’m inspired to keep looking for ways to make an impact.
Photo: Attendees from Workday at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, October 4-6, 2017.