Monday, September 11, 2017

Want more diversity in IT? Take a hardline stance - CIO

by Divina Paredes 
Originally published:  September 8, 2017

We can’t recruit and retain, if there is no one to recruit and retain.”

This is the sentiment of Amazon Web Services executive Teresa Carlson, on the ongoing call to ensure the technology industry has a pipeline of diverse talent coming into the sector.

Carlson, who is vice president global public sector at AWS, speaks out on the imperative of having diverse teams across ICT functions. As well, she is encouraging women and girls to consider a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).