Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Toronto initiative to audit tech incubators on diversity - METRO NEWS CANADA

by Gilbert Ngabo 
Originally published: May 17, 2017
Publisher: MetroNews.ca

Jessica Yamoah is tired of the diversity buzz in the tech industry without seeing much about it.

“In most cases you’d think diversity simply means replacing Caucasian men with Caucasian women,” said the Toronto entrepreneur who’s spent the past 10 years working with major brands such as Apple and Nokia.

“That doesn’t solve the inclusion problem. With technology being the way forward, if our communities don’t get involved they’ll be left behind.”

Innovate Inclusion, a project she recently launched in collaboration with Sarah Juma of StyleID, is an attempt to change things up.