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Talk & Signing Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive Innovation

In a world where technology is deeply embedded in all of our lives, providing the most personalized experience for every member of society is of the utmost importance. Today’s most successful and innovative businesses are operating with everyone in mind—not just the majority. In Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive Innovation, thought leader, speaker, strategy advisor, and women-in-technology trailblazer Frances West addresses key diversity issues and proposes new ways that business leaders can affect sustainable and scalable change—and tap into tremendous opportunities.

In this essential blueprint, Frances reveals how putting humans first—and building inclusion into business strategies, technological infrastructure, and organizational processes—can enable companies to bring principle, purpose, and profit into a state of harmonious alignment for sustainable talent acquisition, market expansion, and business differentiation.

Throughout the book, Frances draws on her unique personal background and business experience in technology innovation—from her personal journey as a first-generation, non-English speaking immigrant to her professional path as a woman in tech and IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer—along with cutting-edge research on diversity, accessibility, technology, and business. The result is a candid and inspiring guide that offers leaders the necessary tools to achieve disruptive innovation and lasting success.

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Frances West is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, strategy advisor, and women-in-technology trailblazer known for her work in innovation, technology, and business transformation. She is the founder of FrancesWestCo, a global strategy advisory company focused on operationalizing inclusion as a business and technology imperative through her unique Authentic Inclusion™ blueprint. Her insightful and impactful approach comes from her experience as a global executive in sales, marketing, business development, and research, as well as her groundbreaking work in accessibility as IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer. Frances brings a valuable business perspective to this human rights-based initiative. Because of her expertise, she was invited as the sole IT industry representative to testify before the US Senate on the need to pass the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts in Boston in recognition of her work in accessibility, research, and digital inclusion. Frances was born in Taiwan and educated in Hong Kong and the US. She is married with two adult sons and currently resides in Newton, Massachusetts.

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