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Season 2 : Episode 17

The Data Division Story & Tech as a Tool for Inclusivity

Sep 2021 ∙

The Data Division Story & Tech as a Tool for Inclusivity

What is data telling us about the divisions that exist among us? And why is it important to understand how machine learning bias can exacerbate social divides? In today’s special Hispanic Heritage Month episode, Mexican-Swiss Diplomat Claudia Romo Edelmen describes what data says about the Latinx community in America and discusses how, although social fragmentation is a serious problem, technology is the perfect tool to foster inclusivity.

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Featured in This Episode

Claudia Romo Edelman is a Mexican-Swiss diplomat, activist, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of the We Are All Human Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. A marketer for social causes and change, Claudia has spent more than 25 years leading advocacy work. She has led communications and advocacy for the sustainable development goals of the United Nations and has worked for other international organizations such as UNICEF, UNHCR, and the World Economic Forum. She is the author of two books: Hispanic Stars Rising, which chronicles the stories of Hispanic Stars in America, and Mission Matters, where Claudia and co-author Adam Torres feature leading women professionals.

Claudia joins me today to discuss how machine learning bias can exacerbate social divides and how tech can foster inclusivity. She describes what data tell us about Latinx in America and discusses why social fragmentation is a serious problem. She explains how we can use technology to unite Latinx people in the U.S. and how we can make Hispanic Heritage Month matter more to people. She also highlights the importance of speaking and underscores how Latinas can discover—and own—the power of their voices.

“We need to bring people together. Tech can help by creating platforms for collaboration.” – Claudia Romo Edelman

This Week on the Podcast

  • How Claudia knew she wanted to use her voice to help others
  • Claudia’s journey from childhood to diplomat to founder of the We Are All Human Foundation
  • How girls and young women are discouraged from owning their voices
  • What girls and young women can do to understand the power of their voices
  • Why it was terrifying for Claudia to start We Are All Human and how she eventually founded her organization
  • What machine learning bias is and how it can exacerbate divisiveness, racism, and discrimination
  • Using technology to promote diversity, inclusivity, and the collaboration of Latinx peoples

Connect with Claudia Romo Edelman

Claudia Romo Edelman Website
Book: Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power
Book: Mission Matters: World’s Leading Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Top Tips To Success
Podcast: Global GoalsCast
We Are All Human
The Hispanic Star
Claudia Romo Edelman on LinkedIn
Claudia Romo Edelman on Instagram

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