Diversity and Inclusion Insights
Looking For A Black-Owned Business To Support? There’s An App For That.
Mandy Bowman is founder and CEO of app Official Black Wall Street, a platform connecting consumers with Black-owned businesses worldwide. Launching in 2015, the app has received a surge of attention recently due to the Black Lives Matter movement and the momentum to #BuyBlack. Bowman doesn’t want buying Black to be just a momentary trend but a habit. Anything you need to buy, there will be a Black business to supply it — next time you need to purchase an item, think about the company you are investing your cash in.
Read time: 5 minutes
Diverse Teams Build Better AI. Here’s Why
Human actions and decisions are influenced by biases, and when AI learns from data generated by humans, it also mimics our bias, imbuing algorithms with built-in discrimination. However, if your team is diverse and inclusive across race, gender, sexuality, age, economic conditions and more, bias is more likely to be spotted and corrected. Diverse teams are also better at anticipating potential problems and at coming up with creative solutions.
Read time: 4 minutes