NEWBURY, UK – 2 June 2020 – Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced the launch of INSPIRE 20, a podcast series highlighting industry leaders and experts who are creating lasting change, accelerating initiatives or have a unique point of view around inclusion and diversity (I&D). The first episode will debut on June 1 and feature Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of Girls in Tech.
As part of Micro Focus INSPIRE, a corporate social responsibility program, Micro Focus is committed to helping address the lack of diversity in the technology industry starting with the classroom and leading to the boardroom. INSPIRE 20 will showcase 20 executives from around the world who are making an impact in D&I, and it will ensure that Micro Focus is bringing new perspectives into the organization for employees, customers and suppliers.
“No single action or organization alone can address the lack of diversity in our industry,” said Genefa Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer at Micro Focus. “We believe it is key to engage in multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder partnerships that help address the challenges that may impede progression so that inclusion and diversity can thrive at all levels. INPSIRE 20 is an attempt at shining a light on the principles and values industry executives are implementing to inspire change within the enterprise so that comfortable consensus doesn’t become the accepted norm.”
Diversity and inclusion, amongst other social responsibility topics, can be forgotten priorities in the corporate world. Micro Focus supports the research that shows that diverse teams make better decisions, are more creative at finding alternatives to problems and are overall more likely to produce better outcomes.
The podcast interviews will be promoted on Apple, Spotify, Sound Cloud and TechBeacon.com, a digital hub by and for software engineering, IT and security professionals sharing practical and passionate guidance to real-world challenges.
Upcoming episodes feature:
- Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a non-profit helping women acquire skills and learn about careers in tech. Future episodes will include:
- Michael Fieldhouse, Social Impact Practice Leader for DXC Technology who established the Dandelion Program with the Australian Federal Government, to help build IT careers for people on the autism spectrum.
- June Manley, Founder of Female Founders Faster Forward (F4), a non-profit organization dedicated to championing equal opportunity for all.
For more information about Micro Focus INSPIRE please visit here.
About Micro Focus
Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to 40,000 customers worldwide empowering them to digitally transform. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, Micro Focus addresses the four core pillars of digital transformation: Enterprise DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Predictive Analytics and Security, Risk & Governance. By design, these tools bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies enabling customers to run and transform their business at the same time.