Frances West is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, advisor, and technology executive known globally for her work in digital inclusion, emerging markets, and organizational transformation. An innovator for inclusion on a global scale, she works with industry, government, startups, and nonprofits to operationalize digital inclusion as a business and technology imperative and ensure that diversity is at the core of disruptive innovation. A trail-blazing Asian American woman in tech pioneer, Frances’ human-first thinking is rooted in her experience as a first-generation immigrant from Asia who rose to the C-suite at IBM. She is the author of “Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive innovation” and founder of FrancesWestCo, a global technology strategy advisory company. 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. In Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive Innovation thought leader, speaker, strategy advisor, and women-in-technology trailblazer Frances West addresses vital diversity issues and proposes new ways that business leaders can affect sustainable and scalable change—and tap into tremendous opportunities. 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 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. Sold on Amazon, Barnes and Noble
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