How To Move The Women In Technology Conversation To The Mainstream

Caroline Simard, Sabina Nawaz, and Francine Berman writing for Fast Company:

Measurement and accountability are the critical missing elements for many organizations seeking to realize return on investment for their diversity efforts. To address this, organizations must take three concrete steps.

At a high-level, they have three effective steps (set specific goals, make executives accountable, link performance and compensation to diversity). I really like the idea of achievable goals and ensuring the corporate executive team is encouraged through accountability. But I don't like the idea of enforcing compliance through KPIs and performance metrics. I think that when a company gets to this point, they've given up on influencing through culture and have moved to behavioral changes through force.