Most of the posts in this bowl seem to be focused more towards folks working directly in D&I but what’re some good ways to further those goals on a departmental or “business unit” basis?

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Ensure you're hiring and promoting and given stretch assignments to underrepresented groups. Be a sponsor and give folks opportunities to grow


Other things that IT professionals can do is look at the software/programs that they're using. (Depending on the nature of the business of course) Making sure websites are deaf/hard of hearing friendly. Options to put in preferred names/pronouns if it's a user interface. Take a look at vendors that you're using and try to diversify them while keeping the business needs in perspective. Also taking a look at the demographics in the IT industry and being aware of the gaps.


Do an audit of your own department/business unit. And by that I mean go through an intentional process of examining what inequities exist in your own internal practices and how your own practices may contribute to existing inequities. It may be helpful to bring in someone from outside the department/unit to facilitate the process.

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