The value of building diverse teams – William Adams

William is an award-winning Diversity & Inclusion innovator, an engineering trailblazer, and a philanthropist. He is also a busy husband and father of three children.

William was named the first Technical Advisor to the CTO at Microsoft after helping develop critical code for many of Microsoft’s core products. William is also the co-founder of the LEAP apprenticeship program, which was named Microsoft’s Diversity & Inclusion program of the year in 2020.

Early in William’s software engineering career, he was one of the first black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is also the philanthropic founder of The EV3NT, which is a collaborative, community-based hackathon designed to use technology to address critical needs for people of color.

“Company leaders must understand the value in creating a diverse team of people with different perspectives.” – William Adams

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– The best way for tech companies to hire more people of color

– Why it is important for people of color to have an ownership stake in technology development

– Trends that are impacting DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives

– How The EV3NT is positively impacting communities

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