Diversity 101 for Small Businesses

Kylie Toh
Kylie Toh, the founder and executive director of Chic Geek. (Photo provided)

Kylie Toh, the founder and executive director of Chic Geek, discusses promoting and fostering diversity in the workplace:

Tell us about yourself and your role with Chic Geek.

I'm the founder and executive direct of Chic Geek, a non-profit building a welcoming, supportive community for women in technology and entrepreneurship. Chic Geek hosts speaker events, a 6-month mentorship program and a conference to celebrate women advancing technology.

My background is in communications and I'm a self-taught graphic and web designer. I'm passionate about community building and in my spare time, I love crafting and catching Pokemon.

What is the value of promoting and fostering diversity in the workplace, and how can it enhance the profitability of a startup or an entrepreneur?

Diversity needs to be a priority in the workplace. Melinda Gates said it best - if we don't make changes now, we'll code unconscious bias into artificial intelligence. That's scary. 

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