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Diversity in the Dutch tech sector is “very important” but hardly visible in practice

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🗞️ Driving the news: The "State of Inclusion in Dutch Tech" survey, by Diverse Leaders in Tech, reveals a gap in the Dutch tech sector's approach to diversity and inclusion
• While two-thirds of tech employees acknowledge its importance, 65% note a lack of concrete evidence in their organizations
• Resistance to diversity initiatives is also growing, with many considering the topic exaggerated

🔭 The context: The survey finds a disconnection between perceived and actual equality  
• Three-quarters of respondents believe in organizational equality, yet 50% of employees from immigrant backgrounds feel they're not treated equally
• There's also a notable gender disparity in views on diversity's significance

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: This issue extends beyond the tech sector, touching on broader societal themes of equality and inclusivity
• The gap between diversity as a concept and its real-world application in tech reflects wider challenges in creating inclusive workplaces globally

⏭️ What's next: Techleap suggests increased awareness of how diversity contributes to business success and a deeper understanding of inclusion experiences among different groups  
• The organization calls for actionable steps to address these disparities and leverage diversity as a business catalyst

💬 One quote: "The gap between how we communicate diversity to the outside world and what we see in reality is a wake-up call for the entire industry," says Ingrid Tappin, Director of Diverse Leaders in Tech

📈 One stat: 47% of men in the tech sector believe the importance of diversity is exaggerated, contrasting sharply with 86% of women who see diversity, equality, and inclusion as vital for business success

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