How Adobe’s diversity chief uses data to build a more equitable workplace – TechCrunch

How Adobe’s diversity chief uses data to build a more equitable workplace – TechCrunch

The first step was looking at the current data because it’s only by understanding the lay of the land, can he start to make a plan to move the company forward. He says that most tech companies like to work from data to understand customers and markets better, and he believes in applying that same approach to diversity.“We should know our numbers. So for example, how many women do we have in the organization? Do we know that really quickly or not? This is the type of thing that I’ve been trying to pressure test more and more and continue to test more and more, is having those numbers readily available,” he said.As an example, he says Adobe has about 8,000 women out of a worldwide workforce of around 25,000 employees. That roughly 30% number is in line with most tech companies, but he knows that these numbers are just a starting point.“We continue to work to increase women representation at Adobe, as well as increase women in leadership positions,” he said. To help achieve these goals, the company runs a number of programs to help women be successful, including senior leader sponsorship and mentorship, as well as leadership development.He added that the industry as a whole should not be satisfied with this 30% number. “As an industry, we need to strive for stronger diverse representation and unifying moments that enables organizations to reach their full potential.”

How Adobe’s diversity chief uses data to build a more equitable workplace.

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