The power and problem of tech

How business benefits when more voices are heard

Woman Waving Rainbow Flag at Gay Parade The infusion of technology in our daily lives has exposed a growing gap between those with and without technology’s power.

Technology has often been created by, and for, a select group of people. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this gap, as technology became the gating interface to education, healthcare, job opportunities and even critical services, creating fractures that split communities.

People in marginalized populations struggle to attain the same skills, tools and opportunities to participate in technology as creators rather than consumers. This manifestation of marginalization will leave a deep well of untapped skill, insight and innovation for businesses that fail to include diverse voices.

Listen to Diane Swonk and Jamie Fowler explore how businesses can open the doors to greater diversity in tech development and access.

Full podcast: The power and problem of tech

Chapter 1: The diversity of teams

Chapter 2: The diversity of thought

Chapter 3: The digital divide

Chapter 4: The democratization of ideation


Jonathan PhilippJonathan Philipp
Diversity Manager
T +1 312 754 7397


Karen NyeKaren Nye
Director, Economic Multimedia Strategy
T +1 312 602 8973