Authentic Inclusion: Drives Disruptive Innovation

Authentic Inclusion: Drives Disruptive Innovation

by Frances West

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Overview

In a world where technology is deeply embedded in all of our lives, providing an individualized experience for every member of society has become a universal business imperative. To reach new markets and develop the innovations that will shape tomorrow’s business landscape, today’s most successful and innovative companies are operating with everyone in mind—not just the majority.

In Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive Innovation, thought leader, speaker, strategy advisor, and women-in-technology trailblazer Frances West proposes new ways that business leaders can affect sustainable and scalable change—and tap into tremendous opportunities—by viewing inclusion as strategic and by addressing diversity proactively.

In this essential blueprint, Frances reveals how putting humans first—and building inclusion into business strategies, technological infrastructure, and organizational processes—can enable companies to bring principle, purpose, and profit into a state of harmonious alignment for sustainable talent acquisition, market expansion, and business differentiation.

Throughout the book, Frances draws on her unique personal background and business experience in technology innovation—from her personal journey as a first-generation, non-English speaking immigrant to her professional path as a woman in tech and IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer—along with cutting-edge practices and solutions on accessibility technology and digital inclusion. The result is a candid and inspiring book that offers leaders the necessary guidance to achieve disruptive innovation and lasting success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949639346
Publisher: FrancesWestCo
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,222,405
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

In a world where technology is deeply embedded in all of our lives, providing the most personalized experience for every member of society is of the utmost importance. Today’s most successful and innovative businesses are operating with everyone in mind—not just the majority.

The book Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive Innovation is a book about transformational concept that human diversity is at the core of disruptive innovation. It calls for new ways of thinking, designing and working to create personalized, inclusive digital experiences and opportunities for everyone. The author, Frances West reveals how putting humans first—and building inclusion into business strategies, technological infrastructure, and organizational processes—can enable companies to bring principle, purpose, and profit into a state of harmonious alignment for sustainable talent acquisition, market expansion, and business differentiation. Throughout the book, Frances draws on her unique personal background and business experience in technology innovation—from her personal journey as a first-generation, non-English speaking immigrant to her professional path as a woman in tech and IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer—along with cutting-edge research on diversity, accessibility, technology, and business. The result is a candid and inspiring guide that offers leaders the necessary tools to achieve disruptive innovation and lasting success.

AUTHENTIC INCLUSION™ Definitition

The institutional insight that human diversity is at the core of disruptive innovation. It calls for holistic actions across all parts of an institution to respect an individual human’s ability to make a difference not in spite of, but because of, their difference. By putting humans first, prosperity can have longevity because principle, purpose, and profit are harmoniously aligned.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

AUTHENTIC INCLUSION™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IX

CHAPTER 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 What Is Authentic Inclusion and Why Is It a Business Imperative?

CHAPTER 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 How Diversity Shapes Human Experience: My Life, My Journey

CHAPTER 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Humans Putting Humans First: Technology by People, for People

CHAPTER 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Shifting Business Perspectives for Disruptive Innovation: From Fortune 500 to Impact 500

CHAPTER 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Integrating Humans Back into the Talent and Technology Process: Don’t Let AI Reject Your Best Candidates

CHAPTER 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Respecting Every Human’s Ability to Make a Difference: Don’t Let Discomfort Hold You Back

CHAPTER 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Aligning Principle, Purpose, and Profit: The Great Way

CHAPTER 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Taking Action to Impact Prosperity and Longevity: Authentic Inclusion by Design

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

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