Q&A: Qualcomm Pushes Diversity for Business Boost

By Diana Goovaerts
Mar 30, 2021 10:30 AM ET
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Qualcomm’s chief diversity officer Vicki Mealer-Burke (pictured) spoke to Mobile World Live about variegation in the technology industry, why it’s good for business and what steps companies can take to support it in the workplace.

The tech industry has been criticised for a lack of diversity, but change seems slow. What do you think is standing in the way?

Over the last decade, the tech industry has stepped up and been more public and outspoken about its commitment to lead by example and increase the diversity of its workforce. However, progress on this issue is much broader than a simply metrics of team composition. We must create a culture of inclusion.

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