- The estimated time for women to achieve parity in the work place is 200 years according to the World Economic Forum.
- As of 2020, 30.4% of Dell Technologies employees identify as women.
- Dell Technologies’ 2030 Moonshot Goal is to target that 50% of Dell’s global workforce and 40% of its global people leaders will be women.
- Adopting a ‘Cultivating Inclusion’ approach, each year through 2030, girls, women or underrepresented groups will account for 50% of people empowered by social & educational initiatives
Gender Parity – The smart business move
Across the globe and rapidly at that, gender parity is being regarded as not just the right thing to do, but also a smart business move. Inclusive education will not just empower future generations, but it is also imperative to building and attracting a future workforce. But filling the talent pipeline cannot happen without closing the diversity gap. But if reports by the World Economic Forum are to be believed, it could take 108 years to close the gender gap and a further 100 years to achieve economic gender parity.
AI – The Equalizing Agent
As Dell’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Brian Reaves, explained – humans are often compelled to choose the applicants who resemble them.
With AI gaining momentum in the recruitment field, some of the decisions that result in unconscious bias are slowly being neutralized. Experts predict that hereon out, different technologies will tackle biases at all stages of recruitment. “Emerging technologies like augmented or virtual reality can help prevent bias in interviews,” Reaves said.
The Dell Approach – Cultivating Inclusion
Closing the diversity gap is critical to meeting future talent needs and incorporating new perspectives. Cultivating inclusion is an approach that arises from the belief that there is too much potential talent being ignored, even while in the midst of talent shortage.
It is this Social Impact Moonshot Goal that features prominently amidst Dell Technologies’ 2030 agenda towards Progress Made Real. This elaborately planned set of viable goals is grounded in the belief that technology and data when combined with the human spirit are, and will always be, positive forces in the world.
Towards a diverse digital workforce
In tomorrow’s workforce, digital skills will be critically important for almost every career path. And to serve tomorrow’s customers well, we need more students studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) today — students of all genders and backgrounds.
To this end, Dell Technologies has created scholarships for women and underrepresented minorities from non-computing backgrounds, giving diverse individuals a direct path to a Master’s in Computer Science. Read more here.
Re-engaging diverse career leavers
Putting a career or even a basic income generating job on hold is not an extraordinary occurrence. Whether it’s to start a family, take care of a loved one or pursue personal or academic ambitions, there will always be a need to take time out.
Career ReStart is for when they’re ready to return. This where Dell Technologies has upped the playing field – committing themselves to attracting and recruiting educated, successful, professional and diverse individuals from STEM and non-STEM backgrounds.
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