How Data Analytics Can Help Advance DEI – Knowledge@Wharton
The conversation focused on how data analytics can help companies drive change in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies. But before that can happen, they need reliable, accurate data. And that’s where the trouble begins.
“Ninety percent of the time, people see analytics as the enemy of diversity. I think that everybody’s terrified that analytics will be used to create automated decisions that encode existing biases and perpetuate them,” Bidwell said. “We want to be absolutely worried about that, but we also want to think about how we can use analytics to understand the problem better, so we can start to solve it.”