Diversity in the Innovation,Technology and Telecommunications Industry
A diverse workforce has been proven to add value and accelerate innovation within a company.
Latinos and members of other underserved communities are often overlooked in the innovation, technology and telecommunications industries. Members of underserved communities continue to be underrepresented not just in boardrooms and other positions of power, but in the overall workforce. ALLvanza knows there are qualified, talented applicants of all ages from underserved communities who are motivated, ready and willing to take these positions. They just need the opportunity.
We at ALLvanza know diversity does not just benefit the individuals allowed to build productive careers in technology and telecommunications. A diverse workforce has been proven to add value and accelerate innovation within a company. Building an inclusive team, at every level, is not just the right thing to do—it is a big benefit for the bottom line.
ALLvanza advocates for a more diverse workforce through:
Preparation: We support and educate Latinos and members of underserved communities to relentlessly pursue successful careers in technology, first through a foundation of STEM education in middle and high school classrooms and then in higher education. At the college level, ALLvanza provides students with educational resources and opportunities to create strong professional networks and make meaningful connections with potential employers. ALLvanza focuses on ensuring Latinos and members of underserved communities get the guidance they need and deserve through education, advocacy, culturally relevant workshops and job placement.
Ongoing Collaboration: ALLvanza works directly with major companies and advocates to ensure companies develop responsible processes to hire qualified candidates from the Latino and underserved communities, including veterans. We partner closely with companies to understand their business and how best to connect recruiters with qualified job seekers who can help increase the diversity of their workforce.
Promoting Equitable Hiring Practices: ALLvanza believes in open, transparent hiring practices for corporations and organizations of all types. A diverse workforce is only achievable when all applicants compete on a level playing field. In addition, we know that companies benefit from looking for talent in diverse places where people from underserved communities live, work and spend time. We also know that nepotism presents a real problem in corporate America—one that can be solved through transparency and accountability in hiring practices.