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Intel and Lenovo Research Finds Tech is Essential to Driving Global Diversity and Inclusion

intel lenovo di 2x1 1The first release of a new global research report from Intel and Lenovo finds that technology will play an integral role in achieving diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace of the future. With the power to bridge accessibility gaps, connect people who are otherwise divided, and expand the benefits of upskilling and progressive training programs, tech is enabling people to work in more dynamic, flexible ways.

The study explores how people around the world view D&I in their personal and professional lives, and their perspective on the role technology plays to address systematic inequities, create more access and enable growth. Among the study’s findings:

  • 89% of respondents in China and 75% in the United States say a company’s diversity and inclusion policies are “extremely” or “very” important when deciding where to apply and whether to accept an offer.
  • In the U.S., parents are more likely than non-parents to view flexible work hours as a prominent impact of technology in the workplace by a 12-point margin.
  • Respondents from higher income brackets are more likely to agree that tech plays an “extremely large role” in improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • More than 80% of employees in Brazil and China agree that artificial intelligence can be used to make the workplace more diverse and inclusive, as do half of respondents in the U.S., U.K. and Germany.

“Intel has a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that transparency is key, and our goal is to see our representation mirror the markets and customers we serve. Just as we apply our engineering mindset to create the world’s leading technological innovations, we do the same with our D&I strategies, using data to inform our decisions and sharing it transparently to drive clear accountability and deliver results across the industry,” says Barbara Whye, chief diversity & inclusion officer and vice president of Social Impact and Human Resources at Intel. “We know that to truly progress D&I, it takes companies working together, and being a global company, this work can’t be limited to the U.S. only. That’s why with both companies sharing a rich history of collaboration, we decided to extend our partnership and conduct a global survey.”

More on the Lenovo Website: Research Brief | Topline Findings | Full News Release

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