Despite the best efforts of progressive companies and outstanding individuals, women and minorities are woefully under-represented in technology. To some, this isn't an issue.

But thought leaders and entrepreneurs understand this is a bad problem that needs fixing. CompTIA gets it. And so do others.

In this episode of The Channel Podcast, Talkin' Cloud's Nicole Henderson and The VAR Guy's Kris Blackmon frame the issue and offer insights. Then Khali Henderson shares her perspective on working with different organizations focused on increasing diversity, including Cloud Girls and Women in the Channel.

Finally, we get a global perspective from Think Tank Member Sandra Cheek of Ciena.

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