Monica Kumar: Walking the Talk of Diversity in the Computer Industry

March 20th, 2020 |
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Diversity in employment has been an ongoing issue in the tech industry. According to Bureau of Labor statistics, women make up 26 percent of the computer industry workforce, down from 35 percent in 1990. Nutanix executive, Monica Kumar (SVP Marketing), began her course toward a career in high tech when she took math classes in high school back in her hometown of Jaipur, India.

Today, she’s a leader in Silicon Valley dedicated to developing technologies that help people but also committed to empowering the companies that make technologies to hire a diverse workforce. In her recent article, Closing the Idea Gap: Why Leadership Diversity is Imperative, she writes, “Companies with high gender diversity in their leadership team are more likely to outperform on profitability and report higher revenue from innovation. Concurrently, leadership teams with narrower perspectives may struggle to adequately respond to change or uncertainty. Pair that notion with today’s constantly shifting market landscape and you have a situation where lack of diversity may put a company’s long term survival at risk.”

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