Partnership to promote diversity in the data and analytics market space
Fosfor, the Data Products Unit of Larsen & Toubro Infotech (BSE: 540005, NSE: LTI), a global technology consulting and digital solutions company has partnered with Women in Data (WiD), a non-profit with the mission of creating diversity in data careers.
WiD is a global community of women in data careers with nearly 50 chapters across 30 countries. It is a place for data enthusiasts of all backgrounds to connect, grow, and lead together.
The goals of the partnership are twofold:
- The Fosfor team will collaborate with WiD on efforts to educate women in college and in the workforce on opportunities in the data and analytics field.
- The Fosfor team will work with WiD provide mentorship and career opportunities to women in the data and analytics field—and to leverage Women in Data’s extensive network to secure talent for its rapidly growing organization.
The partnership is built on a number of collaborative thought leadership initiatives as well as Women in Data memberships for Fosfor team members.
Siddharth Bohra, Chief Business Officer, Cloud & Data Products, LTI, said: “We firmly believe that product design benefits greatly from gender diversity, especially in the field of Artificial Intelligence, where algorithmic bias can be directly countered by a more diverse group of developers. We’re therefore excited to partner with Women in Data to further increase the gender diversity of our Fosfor team, and to support its women with learning, networking, and leadership opportunities.”
Kelley Lieberman, Head of Marketing, Women in Data, said: “Our partnership with Fosfor brings two exciting opportunities to Women in Data. First, we look forward to helping the Fosfor organization itself become more diverse. Beyond that, Fosfor’s unique suite of products covers the entire data-to-decisions lifecycle—meaning they are used by a broad range of both business and technical users, representing a broad range of job roles that can benefit from the kind of diversity Women in Data exists to promote. We are especially excited to explore ways to bring our message to this extraordinarily broad Fosfor user base.
LTI launched Fosfor in December 2021 and the five products of the suite are being leveraged by dozens of marquee clients for their mission-critical data and AI needs. More information on Fosfor can be found at www.fosfor.com. More information on Women in Data can be found at www.womenindata.org.