Dr. Gary May
Chancellor, University of California, Davis
National Commissioner, Council on Competitiveness
“Diversity is more than a good buzzword. It’s at the root of innovation.”
In his Op-Ed, Dr. Gary May details how diversity drives success and better outcomes. He contends that without diversity across the design and development continuum, we see design flaws and innovations that omit women and people of color. In his conclusion, Dr. May asserts the answer to this problem requires a commitment from all levels of an organization to link diversity and inclusion directly to business strategy. He contends programs in the public and private sectors also must be geared specifically toward underrepresented students in STEM to lead to more inclusive innovations and outcomes for society.