There is a lot of work to be done about diversity and inclusion, but the key is starting.
COVID-19 has laid bare the systemic oppression that is at the root of inequality around the world. Companies are looking at their diversity and inclusion programs and policies. This is a crucial work for creating a more supportive workplace for everyone.
There are countless ways to invest in diversity and inclusion. At ezTagile we have created
The "Agility Coalition".
The Agility Coalition Initiative
The Agility Coalition is a safe space to explore mutual education and empowerment by building upon the experiences of both Agile leaders and learners.
Join us in helping to build systems that embrace diversity in all its forms!
Our mission is to educate, promote, and challenge the curiosity of young minority groups so they can become the Agile leaders of tomorrow.
Our vision is to create an Agile mindset in tomorrow’s leaders.
Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Agile Community
How Diverse is the Agile Industry?
Unfortunately, publications on minority representation within the agile industry are not readily available, likely due to the diversity of sectors that use these practices.
Agile’s root in software development and production, along with the prominence of known agile technology companies among the Fortune 500, makes statistics published about these companies ideal for trying to answer questions about minority representation in the agile Industry.
Overall, the representation of women and minorities within Technology and Fortune 500 companies is improving, but still has serious room to grow. Hispanic/Latinx and Black/African American representation are the lowest, especially when considering their representation among the general population.