Diversity Data: Are You Measuring What Matters?
To achieve parity for women in technology we need data that tells the whole story about women’s experience at work. Beyond hiring and promotion rates, data needs to look at the intersection of ethnicity, gender, age, etc. We need to look closer at factors that are affecting retention and advancement. If a manager with the highest turnover rate of women is a man with no history of managing diverse groups, we need to address it. Deeper insights lead to better action. Brenda will discuss the data leaders should be measuring in order to drive parity in the workplace.
Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an advocate for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology. She currently serves as the President and CEO of AnitaB.org, an organization that connects, inspires, and strives for greater equality for women technologists in business, academia, and government. She founded the original Computer Science for All program, building computer science classes into the curriculum for every student in the Chicago Public Schools, and serving as the inspiration for the Obama administration’s national CS4All initiatives.