Digital transformation reshapes diversity, inclusion amid pandemic – S&P podcast

Digital transformation reshapes diversity, inclusion amid pandemic – S&P podcast

Because technology enables the monitoring, measurement and execution of diversity and inclusion, or D&I, initiatives, digital transformation leaders also tend to be leaders in D&I. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of survey respondents whose organizations are digital transformation leaders have formal D&I programs or commitments currently in place, compared to only one-third of those whose organizations are late to digitization. Digital transformation leaders are paving the way on D&I because “it’s the right thing to do and it’s good for the business,” Posey said.

“MediaTalk” podcast speakers (clockwise) Nneka Chiazor, Joyce Wang, Melanie Posey, Julie Ann Crommett.Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

Digital transformation leaders also demonstrate a greater commitment to increasing the number of women in leadership positions (55% compared to 20% of digital transformation laggards), according to the survey. While women are still underrepresented in organizations’ IT departments overall, they are driving digital transformation. Respondents cited application management/support and app developers/DevOps as the IT functions with the most full-time women employees, while IT infrastructure operations is the primary IT function featuring the fewest.

S&PGlobal podcast on D&I.

https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/digital-transformation-reshapes-diversity-inclusion-amid-pandemic-8211-s-p-podcast-64446047

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