When we join companies, we bring our experiences—societal, cultural, spiritual, familial— with us. These experiences then create personas within the company that contribute to the collective personality of the organization. With this reality in mind, how do we purposefully create inclusive cultures that elevate people and the value of diversity, equity and inclusion in our daily work? We will define inclusive through the real-life experiences of our panelists and outline how colleagues and companies are exploring the importance of a welcoming environment by understanding and living the habits that create it. Authentically building and growing DE&I also includes identifying behaviors, stereotypes and actions that can obstruct a culture of inclusion.
Diversity is a priority for the mainframe and tech ecosystems, but diversity is not sustainable without inclusion. We know that intentional DE&I is life-changing for people, igniting vibrant corporate cultures that out-innovate with increased profitability. With a goal of accelerating diversity by sharing voices, perspectives and corporate cultures, we hope to inspire meaningful conversations and most importantly, approachable actions that elevate inclusivity with lasting impact.
The "Making Our Strong Community, Stronger" collaborative initiative on diversity, equity and inclusion is brought to you by Broadcom, IBM, Open Mainframe Project, Rocket Software, TechChannel and VirtualZ Computing.