Diversity and inclusion are high-priority goals for leaders in the modern business world. For key insight into how to bolster your D&I efforts, check out this discussion with RizeNext Founder & CEO Trina Limpert, on the latest episode of Tech Beat.
Representation has consistently been a pain point in the IT industry, and STEM field as a whole. It’s only in the most recent era that women and minorities have begun to enter the field at more commensurate rates, and have been able to occupy positions of influence and leadership.
No one knows this better than Trina Limpert, CEO & Founder of RizeNext, and this week’s guest on Tech Beat. Check out the full episode for the complete discussion between her and Nexus CEO Earl Foote:
Trina started her career in architectural engineering, a passion of hers, while at the same time studying to get her computer science degree. As much as she grew to enjoy the tech industry and the work therein, it was clear to her that she was one of few women present in those spaces.
“I have just loved the tech industry, I love getting in and problem-solving,” says Trina.”But I looked around the room and said, ‘Where are all the women?’.”
Since then, Trina has founded and supported a range of initiatives to help bring women and minorities into the tech world. From Tech-Moms to RizeNext, Trina has put her experience to work for the good of those that could both benefit from working in the tech world, as well as contribute to the industry itself.
“There are issues in our society, we have these biases and challenges that are just there,” says Trina. “It’s about making it OK to say ‘We all have biases’, but now, what do we do about it?”
Trina’s work recognizes that there are inherent biases at play in the world, and to start dismantling them, they simply have to be addressed. From there, strategies can be implemented to help deter these biases, provide new opportunities to those affected by them, and more.
“It’s not easy work, it’s time-consuming work and it takes attention, but it’s worthwhile,” says Trina. “I would say, everybody just starts from where you’re at.”