Fact or Fiction: Learning How to Challenge Lip Service & DEI Data
January 27, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:30am (PDT)
Presenters: Jevin West & Carl Bergstrom
Data and statistics (the analytics) have been used by organizations to justify (or not) their DEI efforts, including such practices as recruiting, hiring and promotions. For years, organizations have crafted a “Business Case for diversity and inclusion” to justify programs and efforts to increase women and people of color. Yet, here we are years later and the dial has barely moved.
This session will examine the data traditionally used for DEI and ask the question: Is it just BS? Has it made a difference? We will explore whether we have the right data, the wrong data, or no data at all, and what the implications of those are. If you don’t gather the data, you don’t know what you don’t know. If you gather data and find an issue, you have a duty to act.