CUIN | UPDATING | Diversity Atlas, Who are we now? Mapping the Tech Industry in 2022 | May 2022

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Live diversity analytics tracking, recognition at multiple award ceremonies and globally significant partnership agreements.

Who Are We Now? Mapping World Food, World Forums and the World in a Room

May was monumental for the team at Diversity Atlas, with unprecedented advances in live diversity analytics tracking, recognition at multiple award ceremonies and globally significant partnership agreements. All this and more, in our latest issue of the Diversity Atlas newsletter.

2021 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards

We are honored to share that Diversity Atlas has achieved two awards; the Global Business & Interfaith Peace Silver Medal Award and a merit award from TechDiversity, where Diversity Atlas successfully mapped the attendees of that event in real time. We are also ecstatic to announce our partnership with the United Nation's World Food Programme, recap our CTO Rezza Moieni’s keynote presentation at the Global Inclusion Online Forum and introduce a product update to the Diversity Atlas platform.

On behalf of Cultural Infusion and Diversity Atlas, CEO and Founder Peter Mousaferiadis, received the Silver Medal for the 2021 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards in Washington, D.C. The Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and the UN Global Compact jointly presents the award to executive figures for their contributions towards embracing and promoting peaceful and inclusive societies. 

Peter was recognised for his work as a pioneer in using cultural and artistic expression as a means of promoting interfaith understanding and intercultural harmony. He travelled to Washington D.C. this week, where he was presented with the Silver Medal Award. Peter’s mission statement is to strengthen the community by inspiring tolerance, respect, and mutuality. He is dedicated to promoting equitable outcomes and religious cohesion, recognising the importance and impact that faith and religious freedom, including those with no religious beliefs, can have on business, the economy and flow on benefits to the community.

"One’s religious or spiritual background is an integral pillar to how we understand cultural diversity. It also shapes and gives meaning to one’s daily life. How we create cultural safety needs to extend to this important dimension of diversity and one’s identity. 
These awards serve as a reminder that we all need to work towards creating spaces where fellow human beings feel safe to bring their whole self to work. By doing so, we create better businesses. What’s good for business is good for society. What’s good for society is good for humanity."
Peter Mousaferiadis, CEO & Founder 

2022 TechDiversity Awards

Diversity Atlas is honoured to be recognised in the 2022 TechDiversity Awards. For the first time ever, our surveying tool mapped the diversity of the event in real time. 

The event hosted over 500 practitioners and DEI professionals who came together to support and recognise organisations and projects promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Diversity Atlas achieved two award nominations and a merit award. 

The event was a landmark moment for Diversity Atlas as it was the first time the platform’s surveying tool was used to map a live event. The broad majority of attendees contributed to the survey results and from this data, our Cultural Attaché Quincy Hall and Cultural Ambassador Kubashanie Pather, delivered a presentation demonstrating the immense diversity and cultural vibrancy present in the audience, both in the room and online. 

This is an unprecedented accomplishment in terms of recognising and representing the key stakeholders and communities of the tech industry as well as highlighting their accomplishments in the DEI space.

Featured in an article by Innovation Australia, TechDiversity director Luli Adeyemo highlighted the Diversity Atlas platform.
“Beyond age, [companies] don’t really understand the true diversity within the organization. Because until we can truly understand who we currently are, how can we define and determine who we want to be? I think unless we approach this as an industry, we have a clear understanding of who we are and who we want to be. And we’re never going to get the incremental change and impact as needed.” -
Luli Adeyemo, Innovation Australia
     

United Nations World Food Programme

Cultural Infusion is proud to announce our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, the leading organisation tackling world hunger by providing urgent humanitarian support. The organisation supplies food, water, and directs funds and donations to underprivileged communities across the world. 
"It is with great pleasure that we announce our long term agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme to measure, map, report and advise their global team. 

With more than 20,000 staff working in 120+ countries, the "World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change."

We would like to express our gratitude to the organisation for the work that they perform, and we are both humbled and excited to assist their mission with quality diversity data in the years to come."
Quincy Hall, Cultural Attaché 

Global Inclusion Online Forum's annual meeting

This month, Cultural Infusion's CTO, Rezza Moieni, spoke alongside the top global leaders of the DEI space at the Global Inclusion Online Forum's annual meeting, a digital platform promoting diversity and inclusivity for advocates and practitioners in the corporate world.

Rezza’s presentation was titled ‘Analysis of Cultural Diversity in Different Countries Using Data Driven Methodologies’ and explored how Diversity Atlas’ sophisticated measurement process can unlock insights into integral aspects of human identity. 

The captured data can be harnessed to measure, map and benchmark diversity, to highlight misrepresentation, bolster productivity and address disparities within the workplace.   
"The conference was a fantastic opportunity to share our data-driven approach in the Diversity and Inclusion domain. There was great passion in the virtual room and many people wanted to know more about how technology can help DEI strategies. 

Since the event, I have had the chance to connect with many professionals to continue the conversation. I am so glad to see the new tech-driven approaches in this space."
Rezza Moieni, CTO
   

Is Gender Non-Confirming A Gender?

Part of the process of survey preparation on the Diversity Atlas platform is considerate examination of the community we seek to represent. In this product update, Diversity Atlas’ Cultural Attaché, Quincy Hall, details that our aim has always been to offer the world’s most inclusive dataset of humanity.

The addition of Gender Non-Conforming to our extensive list of gender identities ensures the depth of life experiences and perspectives is represented and recognised. The National LGBT Health Education Centre (US) defines Gender Non-Conforming as: 
“People who express their gender differently than what is culturally expected of them. A gender non-conforming person is not necessarily transgender (for example, a woman who dresses in a masculine style but who identifies as female; a boy who likes to play with girl dolls but identifies himself as a boy, etc.).”
Other database additions this month also include:
  • Black British as a cultural group (as distinct from British)
  • Black African as a cultural group (as distinct from  African)
  • Hermetism (standalone) and Hermetecism (occult) as Worldviews
  • Sahrawi as the correct term for the majority Western Saharan ethnic group
As we continue to deploy our survey around the globe, more suggestions will be brought to our attention, and we look forward to these recommendations and insights.

If you’d like to take a tour of the Diversity Atlas Survey, Quincy can be reached via email

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