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Why Do We Still Have a Diversity Problem in the IT Channel?

…and what are companies doing about it? Five firms weigh in.

Christine Horton

February 2, 2022

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It is almost universally acknowledged that we continue to have a diversity problem in the IT channel. This could be a lack of diversity in leadership roles, sexual harassment or in worse cases, creating an atmosphere of bullying. In many cases it is a lack of representation that continues to put people off from considering a career in the channel.

The fact is diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is central to recruiting and maintaining talent. It is vital for innovation and bringing diversity of thought to the table.

As such, vendors, distributors and channel partners are rolling out initiatives to improve diversity within their organizations. From unconscious bias training to apprenticeships to menopause support, we find out what channel firms are doing to address the diversity problem.

Click on the slideshow above to discover what they told us.

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Christine Horton

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications. She has a particular focus on EMEA for Channel Futures.

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