Liveblogging Women Working in Technology (WWiT) Conference (3)–Becky Perez “Self-Aware and Successful”
Emotional Intelligence is 85% of financial success (Carnegie study). Becky Perez think it’s really of all success.
Social Distance Model shows that perceived differences among people lead to barriers to inclusion and negatively affect quality of work relationship.
Another model: Intent vs. Impact. One’s intent may not reflect the impact one has on others.
Perez finishes her workshop with an exercise in self-awareness and the impact of social distance on our lives and careers.
Point several delegates made: diverse organizations do better, despite the frictions the workforce encounters from working with different kinds of people.
One delegate made the point this is particularly true in ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) organizations.