Why We Need Diversity in Testing
Not only since the massive discussions regarding “bro culture“ at Uber or “biological differences“ at Google has diversity in the Software Engineering community been a huge topic. It’s time to go beyond the hype and turn diversity into something real. Accenture have a goal of having divers teams of 50/50 by 2025 – this simple top-down goal helps drive all kinds of discussions in our communities, whether they are recruiting/hiring, staffing or performance management related. But what does this mean on the ground? Diversity can take many forms and we are looking at all aspects of diversity such as diverse in ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and religion.
Simply hiring more women does not change anything with regards to attitude, parameters of working in this industry or simply people’s perception. In this webinar Rasa (Testing capability lead for Denmark) and Matthias (EALA Testing capability lead) will share some of their own experiences why diversity matters, give insights into how Accenture as a global firm is promoting diversity and how we are in the process of changing our attitudes and processes to make all of this sustainable. Looking forward to many questions and challenges so that we can all learn from each other’s expectations and experiences.
- Diversity is not a hype, it drives innovation
- A simple target helps drive practical actions
- Role models are a must – female and male