Author Archives: Alicia Zakon

Why Diversity Is Important to Innovation

There are a number of reasons why diversity should be important to businesses, both diversity of an employee base and diversity of consumers: because representation matters, because top talent often want to work for a company that values diverse voices, because a focus on diversity looks good to funders. But the bottom line is that … Continued

A Brief History of Open Government

Open government is based upon the idea that governments function better when citizens play an active role in creating policy. Crucial to this type of engagement is the availability and accessibility of government data. When citizens have access to what’s happening in their town, state, or country, they can hold elected officials accountable for their … Continued