How the Tech Industry Can Address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Now
Issues surrounding social injustice have taken center stage in the U.S., and around the world. To highlight these topics and discuss how the tech industry can better address equity and inclusion, Todd Thibodeaux, CEO of CompTIA, kicked off ChannelCon Online 2020 with a Town Hall devoted to diversity. A panel of African American leaders in the tech industry—all current and former members of CompTIA’s Board of Directors—joined him for this critical conversation, providing nuanced perspectives about the state of diversity, actionable guidance, and ultimately, hope for real change.
Georgette Fraser-Moore, president and CEO, Transformation Lead LLC; Eric Hughes, partner, Agio Advisory; Louis Stewart, chief innovation officer, City of Sacramento; Barry Williams, executive director, indirect channel sales, Comcast Business; and Aaron Woods, customer success executive, CEX Services, shared their insight on a number of topics—from institutional change to having difficult conversations to the role of the media and how younger generations are part of the solution—before turning their attention to how the tech industry can better address diversity and inclusion. Here’s what the panelists had to say.