Welcome to TechieBytes episode 57 titled Why diversity and inclusion matter at your company (feat. Pedro David Espinoza)
Today I’m speaking with with Pedro David Espinoza, internet entrepreneur, angel investor, and co-author of Differences That Make A Difference. We discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including in-depth conversations about the gender pay gap, implementing policies such as blind interviews, and how diversity helps your bottom line.
More information about Pedro
Pedro David Espinoza is an internet entrepreneur, angel investor, TED speaker, and author. At the age of 19, Pedro became the founder & CEO of SmileyGo, a platform that helps companies give smarter. Pedro is also the CEO of Alpaca Pan Peru, a social venture that empowers women to become entrepreneurs. Educated at Stanford and Berkeley, Pedro began his career as a car mechanic at Toyota. He has been profiled in Univision, Telemundo, Hispanic Shark Tank, Fox News, and Forbes.
Differences That Make A Difference
The book interviews leaders — 80 male, 80 female — include Reed Hastings (CEO, Netflix), Michelle Lee (Former Under Secretary of Commerce), Eric Schmidt (Google) and Judith Estrin (Internet pioneer). Spanning the globe and representing a variety of ages and cultural backgrounds, they give voice to two key conclusions:
- Diversity and inclusion do make a tangible difference
- Organizations that are not doing the work of keeping diversity and inclusion alive and thriving are missing out on vital opportunities.