My Personal Journey Around Diversity

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Today, in the software development industry, the issue of gender, racial, and other diversities is widely accepted. But I also think this is still largely understood as “social value,” as opposed to “business value.” As a result, the awareness is not leading to enough actions, because it loses out in the crucial fight over priority. Like all other good things, it never gets acted on. Kohsuke was recently able to “see the light” in a way that helped him more deeply understand the value of diversity in ways that helped change his actions. Too many are in the state where they support diversity as a social cause but not in a way that impacts their day-to-day activities and decisions. He knows because he was one of them. If you have questions about how you can go beyond a surface acceptance of diversity but were afraid to ask, this is the talk for you.

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