Uber’s chief diversity officer on why the tech industry still has a long ways to go

Bo Young Lee

When Bo Young Lee graduated from New York University’s School of Business in 2003, she was a vegan yoga teacher that expected to spend her career working at non-profits. At the time, she found they were the few groups doing the type of work she aspired to do – implementing change and making organizations more inclusive.

“Everything I was taught in business school was created assuming the leader who is going to be sitting at the table is a 40-year old white, straight man,” she told a group of mostly women at the Move the Dial Summit held in Toronto earlier this month. (The inaugural conference was aimed at discussion and promoting women in tech.)

“Every strategy that was being taught was not made for someone who looked like me at that time. So I said to myself, I gotta change this.” (read more)

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